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8 September 2015

Iron defender Scott Laird feels the squad need to start becoming harder to beat and have a more ruthless edge to their game, in order to turn things around.

Laird was speaking after United were defeated 1-0 by Blackpool at Glanford Park on Saturday - a defeat which he says can't be defended.

"There's not a lot you can really say to defend it," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"We've got to go away and look at ourselves with the free week that we have ahead of Coventry.

"We've got to start being hard to beat and horrible, because we're not being ruthless enough in our box in terms of keeping clean sheets and we're not in the final third too."

He does though feel that the position which the squad currently sits in doesn't reflect the quality which is in the dressing room.

He also drew attention to the fact that there is still a long distance to go in the campaign.

"We know we have players here that are better than they're showing at the moment," he said.

"It's a false position, but in football you can win three games and you can be in a much better place.

"There's a long way to go, there are still 40 odd games to come and if we can get things together, we can start kicking on."

Despite the loss, Laird still feels the squad are trying to express themselves and play in the right manner.

"We're still trying to play, we're making mistakes because we're trying to play," he explained.

"You can't hide away, you can't shy away because that's what we get paid for."

Coventry are the visitors next and the defender recognises their qualities, while at the same time he was keen to stress the ability which the Iron possess.

"They're always a good side, a good technical side, but so are we," he stated.

See much more from Scott Laird, Neal Bishop and Mark Robins on The Iron PlayerHD.

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