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STARTING TO SEE THE BENEFITS

3 November 2015

Iron goalkeeper Luke Daniels was understandably delighted to keep a second successive clean sheet, as United defeated Barnsley at Glanford Park.

A 2-0 victory made it five wins out of the last six games, and we're beginning to make ground on those at the top of League One. Strikes from Tom Hopper and Gary McSheffrey in the first half were enough to seal the three points.

Daniels told The Iron Player HD he was pleased with the clean sheet.

“We’re absolutely delighted," he said.

"It’s great to stick another win on the little run we’ve got going and the fact that we’ve got another clean sheet is great."

The clean sheet was a prominent talking point post-match, with Daniels modestly saying it pleased him.

“It makes you feel good about what you’ve done," he said.

"At the end of the day it’s our job to keep clean sheets, so when you’re not it’s disappointing but we’ve battled hard and dug in at times – and come away with the win and a clean sheet.”

With half-time nearing, Murray Wallace gave away a penalty for a tug on Sam Winnall. It was Winnall himself that stepped up but, after hesitating, he gave Daniels the chance to judge his shot, with the United man pushing it wide.

He said: “Having saved it, my first thoughts were let’s not concede from the corner. There’s no point making the save from the penalty if we go and let a sloppy one in from a corner.

“It’s good that I’ve managed to save the penalty but there are a lot of other good things that have gone on, so we’re pleased as a group.

“Obviously you don’t want to concede goals, so if you do things that stop goals going in it’s positive. We will all take confidence from that.”

United’s upturn in fortunes has seen them rise up the table, and now sit just three points off the play offs. Daniels believes the team have worked hard to cut out the individual errors.

He said: “These last six weeks or so I think we’ve been really good, and we’ve been a lot more solid than we have in the past.

“We’ve cut out a few individual errors. We’re quite a new side really and we had a lot of players come in over the summer, so I think it took us a bit to really gel as a group, and now I think we’re starting to see the benefits of that.”

See much more from Luke Daniels, Scott Wiseman and Mark Robins on The Iron PlayerHD.

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