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1 April 2016

United defender Conor Townsend says to take four points out of a possible six over the Easter weekend was a good return, given the Iron’s two opponents.

Townsend was part of a Scunthorpe side which drew at Barnsley, before thrashing Swindon 6-0 at Glanford Park, and the full-back felt he and his teammates performed to a good level in both matches.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “Before the start of the Easter period, if you’d have said we’d get four points out of those two games, we’d have taken it.

“I thought we played well in both games. Barnsley was a little bit different to the Swindon game, but again it was two good performances, and on Monday we managed to be clinical enough to get six goals."

The former Hull City man got on the scoresheet for the first time in an Iron shirt against the Robins and he highlighted it as an area of his game which he’s looking to improve upon.

“It was a bit of a strange one for me to find myself in that position. I think I’d made a run inside and not got it and was just in that area,” he said

“But I’m delighted to get a goal. I think it’s my first from open play since I was about 18, so it’s nice to get on the scoresheet and it’s something I want to do, I want to score more goals, I want to add that to my game.”

The Iron travel to Bradford on Saturday looking for another three points -  a haul that Townsend insists they’ll only get if the performance level doesn’t drop.

“The message has been centred around not taking our foot off the gas and not getting complacent. Which we’re not going to, because Bradford are a good team and they’re up there for a reason,” he stated.

“So we know we’ve got to be at our best to get something from the game and I think we’ll do that. We’ll go there and try to play our game, which hopefully means we can get a win.”

See much more from Conor Townsend, Paddy Madden and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD ahead of this weekend's trip to Bradford.

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