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SAME LEVEL OF DESIRE REQUIRED

22 April 2016

Iron captain Stephen Dawson has stated he and his teammates must show the same level of desire if they’re to keep up the good vein of form which they’ve been in of late.

United defeated Bury 2-1 in midweek to extend their winning run to three games, and Dawson believes to emerge victorious from games in all different manners is a positive sign going forward.

Dawson told The Iron PlayerHD: “We need to be really prepared, and give a lot of effort again, because we used an awful lot of effort on Tuesday night against a tough Bury team.

“It wasn’t pretty but we won the game, like we did against Crewe. That is the sign of a good team, when you’re not really playing at you’re best and still winning.”

Victory over the Shakers put the Iron four points away from the League One play-off places. However, it’s not something the Irishman is reading too much into.

He insists everyone in the team’s sole focus will be on what they can affect, starting with Peterborough on Saturday.

Dawson stated: “There’s no point taking too much from it. All we can do is keep on winning, because we need to win all three of the games to have any sort of chance.

“So if other results go our way tomorrow, then brilliant. In saying that, we can’t affect what other teams are doing - all we can take care of is ourselves.”

With a view to Graham Westley’s side, the 30-year-old is expecting nothing less than a thorough examination at the ABAX Stadium - in spite of the Posh sitting 14th in the table.

“We’re expecting a very tough, physical game. Graham Westley went in there and started very brightly, and for one reason or another they’ve gone away from that," he stated.

“However, on their day they’re still a very good team. They're a team which can score a lot of goals, so we know what to expect from them.

“Let's not get too confident or too cocky, because what’s gone now has gone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve won 20 in a row, ten in a row - it’s all about Saturday.

“If we think, just because we’ve been on a good run we can turn up there and win, we’ll get turned over. They’ve got a lot of very good players, and a very good manager.”

See much more from Stephen Dawson, Graham Alexander and Jordan Clarke on The Iron PlayerHD.

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