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4 April 2016

United defender Murray Wallace believes the manner of the loss against Bradford City was the most frustrating aspect of the defeat.

The Iron lost 1-0 at the Coral Windows Stadium, and Wallace feels it’s an opportunity missed.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It was frustrating. We saw it as a chance to close the gap, with us playing a team above us in the table. Not only Bradford, but the rest of the teams above us, for maybe one last push for the play-off places.

“So it’s frustrating to come away with nothing from the game and also the manner in which we conceded the goal.

“The way in which the game was going, they were just putting things into the box and praying for the chance, which they took when it came.”

Steven Davies came off the bench to net what ultimately was the winner for the home side, but the Scot was of the opinion it could have been prevented.

“Personally, I’m disappointed with myself for the goal which we conceded. We spoke about it and knew that (James) Hanson would come and flick things on,” he said.

“I just switched off, so I feel like I’ve let the lads down a little bit. For him to get free in our six yard box and just tap it in, it’s not a nice goal to concede.”

Next up for Wallace and his United teammates is the visit of high-flying Burton Albion, a match which the 23-year-old stated will be sure to test the Iron to their maximum.

However, it’s an encounter the centre-back thinks is definitely winnable, considering the level of performance the Iron have reached throughout the campaign.

“Next week we’ve another chance to show we can compete with the teams at the top of the table, which is where we should be,” he stated.

“I think we’ve shown it in spells throughout the season, against the top teams who are good footballing sides, and maybe we should be higher than we are.

“They’ll be full of confidence and it’ll be a real tough test. When a team gets momentum it can be hard to stop them.

“They’re up there for a reason, they’re a really good team, so it’ll be a good challenge for us.”

See much more from Murray Wallace, Graham Alexander and Jamie Ness on the Iron PlayerHD.

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