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21 October 2015

Iron midfielder Jack King felt the late defeat at Gillingham was very hard for the side to take.

The Gills scored late on to secure a 2-1 victory, despite the Iron putting on an excellent showing for most of the game.

The midfielder felt his team could have won the game, but found plenty of positives to take from the performance away to one of League One’s top sides.

King told The Iron PlayerHD: “It is very hard to take. There is never a good time to concede a goal, but especially so late after dominating long periods of the game.

“We feel a bit robbed, but it is two set pieces that have undone us tonight and we've got to do better.

“We've taken the game right to them and the sending off made them drop back and we just couldn't find a way through.

“They've then scored late on which is the luck you sometimes get at the top of the league.

“We came into the game confident and we've given a great account of ourselves.

“The boys are absolutely gutted, and we feel we deserve to have all three points, let alone not getting any.

“There are positives to take and we've got to go again Saturday.”

King has played in a midfield role throughout the spell which has seen them win three out of their last four games, and believes that changing things slightly has had a big impact.

He said: “It is a position I enjoy playing in and one I've played in for the majority of my career. For the last handful of games, we've looked resolute and we've dominated games.

“The shape is looking good and the squad are gelling together. It's helpful to have played in various positions as I know what the defence want from the midfield, and also what the forwards want.

“We've brought up couple of loans in and freshened things up slightly. Tommy (Rowe) has been outstanding and Bish has been all season.

“As a team we've been playing well, but we've not managed to get anything tonight.”

The Iron travel to Chesterfield on Saturday and will be looking to return to winning ways, and King feels that United have nothing to fear and can beat anyone.

King said: “Gillingham are top of the league, but there is nothing to be scared of in this league.

“We've dominated the game for about seventy minutes, so there is nothing to be scared of and we don't fear anyone.

“If we play to our strengths, then we are confident of taking away the points.”

See much more from Jack King, Scott Laird and Mark Robins on The Iron PlayerHD.

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