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23 October 2015

Iron manager Mark Robins is confident his team will get back on track following a performance that was full of positives on Tuesday night at Gillingham.

The squad has quickly turned focus to their next game, which comes on the road in the comparatively shorter journey to Chesterfield.

“The work rate and preparation has been good (ahead of the weekend),” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“We were back in the early hours of Wednesday morning and, after a day off, we were back in doing recovery work on Thursday. We’ve had to get that work, recovery and rest balance right particularly due to the work rate and the travel we have done over the last few days.

“It will be a good game and it will be against a good opponent in Chesterfield who got a decent win on Tuesday night. We are looking forward to going there and from our point of view we want to bounce back and replicate the performance minus the two goals that we conceded.”

Speaking about the opposition, who the Iron faced on five occasions last season, the United boss is confident they can add to the Spireites' misery at home - despite them winning 3-0 at the Proact Stadium as recently as Tuesday night.

“Chesterfield have struggled at home,” he continued.

“Apart from the win against Southend on Tuesday, they’ve only won one at home and that was on the opening day against Barnsley. It is a surprise though. They’ve lost some players in Sam Clucas and Gary Roberts, but they’ve brought in the likes of Lee Novak and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake – and Liam O’Neil is there as well.

“They’ve got good players and players that we know well. The other night they scored three and we’ve got to go there knowing what they’re capable of doing and their qualities. We need to impose our game plan on them.

“We often talk about performances and those performances determining the outcome of games and that’s why Tuesday was so difficult to get over. We know that we create a lot of chances and we also know that we need to convert a bigger proportion of those chances.

“There are positives and we were the better team on Tuesday, but the overriding feeling is that we’ve got to be better for the whole ninety minutes. We need to be professional, be aggressive and have an aggressive mindset.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Gary McSheffrey and Tom Hopper on The Iron PlayerHD.

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