United defender Scott Laird says having to sit out Saturday's loss at Swindon gave him a good opportunity to recuperate ahead of this weekend's clash with Bradford City.Laird was suspended for the game at the County Ground, but he stated he's more than ready to get back into the fray against the Bantams and kick on.
"I had a chance to go and refresh the batteries and it was good to do that. Sometimes it is nice to go and refresh," he told The Iron PlayerHD.
"I feel a lot better this week, a lot more physically fresh and I can't wait for Saturday, to kick on."
Despite the benefit of a short rest, the Iron left-back insisted missing a game is always a frustrating feeling.
He revealed his frustrations were compounded by the defeat and says the loss made sitting out the game even more difficult.
"It's always frustrating to miss a game. I've been playing every minute so far, and it's been really good," he said.
"I think I was just coming into showing more of my form and also to go away and lose as well. It always makes it a bit more harder when you miss out."
Ahead of Bradford's visit on Saturday, Laird feels United will have to be on their game if they're to take all three points against Phil Parkinson's side.
Laird does think though that if the Iron can produce the sort of football which was on display in October, then they shouldn't have any problems in securing the right result.
"They're a good team, a physical team, but they can also play some good football - like a lot of teams in this league," he stated.
"We're going to have to be right on it, playing to how we were through October. If we can do that, I'm sure we can put a positive result on the board.
"We have people coming back into the team this week and if we can start replicating the results through October and play near that standard, I know we'll be alright."
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