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BACK TO WINNING WAYS

31 August 2016

Talking after the Iron’s Checkatrade Trophy success over Middlesbrough, defender Murray Wallace felt it was crucial to get back into the winning habit once more.

United were 2-1 victors over Boro, and it’s a victory the Scot believes could have been a little more comfortable than it proved to be.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Wallace said: “I think we made it a bit tougher for ourselves than it maybe should have been.

“They like to play it about, and we sat off them a little bit, and also tried to play the ball out a little too, which led to us creating our own problems. However, we got the win, and it’s nice to get back to winning ways.

“It’s good that we had a game so soon, after losing to Bristol City and then Port Vale, it was tough - so it was good to get back on track.”

Wallace and his teammates are now out of action until the visit of Southend United a week on Saturday - a break the former Huddersfield man feels the whole squad will welcome.

“We’re quite lucky that we had this weekend’s game with Charlton called off. We’ve had quite a busy schedule with a couple of games going to extra time, and I think it’s taken it’s toll on a couple of the lads’ legs,” he revealed.

“We’ll maybe get an extra day’s rest or something this week, which will be nice, and then have a full week of training next week."

The centre-back too sang the praises of debutant Lewis Butroid, who made his professional bow in the match and, in Wallace’s eyes, it was a performance of real maturity.

“I thought he was brilliant. He didn’t look out of place, and he looked comfortable. He certainly can defend as well, and put his body about well - I thought he was excellent throughout the game,” he explained.

See much more from Murray Wallace, Chris Lucketti and Hakeeb Adelakun on the Iron PlayerHD.

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