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16 August 2016

Iron goalkeeper Luke Daniels believes his side can take lots of positivity from their three opening games.

United emerged victorious against Bristol Rovers and Notts County (EFL Cup) and came from two goals down to earn a well-deserved point against Fleetwood Town.

"I think in patches we've been really good so far," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"We've still got a long way to go to get to where we need to be. We've shown what we're about with a few decent spells in the games so far."

Scunthorpe ended the last campaign with three consecutive clean sheets, with Daniels registering his first of the season in the EFL Cup.

The 28-year-old wants to build on that and make AFC Wimbledon his first league shut-out of the season.

"It would be nice to get back to keeping clean sheets," he continued.

"It's what we were built on at the back end of last season. We need to keep building on what we've shown. One thing we have got in the squad is strong characters and they won't lie down and let things happen that might have previously happened.

"It's good that we're more robust. On Saturday, once we got the second, there was only one team that was going to perhaps go on and win it, but it's obviously disappointing that we had to go two goals down."

The Iron come up against another newly-promoted side in AFC Wimbledon, a side looking for their first points of the season after two narrow defeats.

Daniels is looking for his side to build on the second half performances against both Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood Town and emerge with their first three points away from home of 2016-17.

"If we start like we finished the game on Saturday, I think we will be fine," he stated.

"It's important we don't keep shooting ourselves in the foot and giving ourselves a lot to do. It's going to be another tough game and no team are going to lie down and let you take three points away from their home.

"They've come up last year and, like Bristol Rovers, we are expecting a tough side to break down. We know that we've not hit our maximum yet.

"There's more to come from us, but from what we've shown, when we do turn it on it will be really difficult for teams to stay with us.

"We know we've got the quality in the team to win games, it's just about putting it all together for 90 minutes."

See much more from Luke Daniels and manager Graham Alexander as they preview the trip to AFC Wimbledon on The Iron PlayerHD.

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