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TAKE THE MOMENTUM INTO SHREWSBURY

16 October 2015

United manager Mark Robins is hoping his side can take momentum, performance and the feeling of last week's win into the game against Shrewsbury.

Both sides come into the game having won 4-2 last time out, but the Iron boss is confident that the team can “bottle up” the emotions that came from the victory and take it into their latest set of matches.

“We’ve got three games in a week,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“The win made a great deal to them and you could see that after the game. It made a great deal to everyone and it showed with the way they celebrated it. Now we’ve got to knuckle down and focus on Shrewsbury before we travel to Gillingham and Chesterfield.

“It’s another home game to play against a difficult opponent. They won 4-2 last weekend after coming from 2-0 down at half time and showed resilience at home. We showed great resilience away from home after conceding two quick goals, going onto win the game in clinical style.

“We’ve shown courage and determination to come back from a set-back and that’s important to bottle and take through to this game and we’ve got to show the same thing in this game.

“We’re very close together (in the table). Us, Chesterfield and Shrewsbury are in close proximity and we want to maintain this, bottle what we’ve felt and achieved this week and take it forward into the next week and see how many points we can take from three tough-looking games.”

Speaking about the team’s form, the United manager was happy to be seeing signs of confidence emerging in the side, with him now looking for the team to maintain the same levels of performance and kick on.

“The players have come through a difficult spell,” he stated.

“We can see signs of a bit of rehabilitation from us and now hopefully we can kick on. I think there was a proverbial turning of a corner when we won 1-0 at home to Fleetwood. They’d come for a point and we found it tough to break them down.

“Again, on Saturday, we created opportunities and had eleven shots, ten of which were on target – so it was a really good ratio and it’s getting better and closer to where we want it to be. We could have scored seven as their goalkeeper made three outstanding point-blank saves.

“There are real positives to take from those games and the feel-good factor is starting to come back and we have to take that into the game on Saturday. The first thing we’ve got to do is make sure that we outwork the opponent.

“If we can maintain that threat, the players will carry on building in confidence and continue to do the things they’ve started to do.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Tommy Rowe and Gary McSheffrey on The Iron PlayerHD.

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