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8 September 2015

Iron midfielder Neal Bishop says the team need to bounce back quickly from the home defeat to Blackpool on Saturday.

A goal in the first half from Blackpool’s Brad Potts was enough to separate the two sides at full time, despite United dominating both the possession and shot stats.

Disappointed was a word used a lot by Bishop during his interview, and he believes the team need to defend corners better from now on in, having conceded from one in their last two matches.

He told The Iron Player HD: “We’re massively disappointed. Again it’s a soft corner we’ve conceded. We can say what we want about the way we played but if we defend corners properly we’d be three points better off at Colchester last week, and we’d have got a 0-0."

Despite the loss, the ex-Blackpool man was to be awarded man of the match by supporters, but says he wasn’t going to be celebrating the accolade.

“When you get beat especially at home, I’m not happy with anything - It’s a team game," he said.

"I think the last time they won away was when I was there two years ago.

“I’m a bit embarrassed to be honest, they’re not a good team. They’ve come here and dug in today but they shouldn’t be coming here and getting anything off us, and we’ve let ourselves down massively.

“Fortunately in football there’s always another game, and we are at home again on Saturday. We’ve got to go and ask ourselves a few questions. We are so much better than we are showing.”

During the second half Bishop found himself bundled to the floor in the penalty area, but referee Tony Harrington deemed the Iron player to have gone down too easily - something Bishop disagrees with.

He said: “I felt it was a penalty, whether it was his arms or his shoulder - it was definitely enough for me to lose my balance in the box so to me that’s a penalty.”

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