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15 August 2016

Iron midfielder Sam Mantom praised his team's second-half fightback against Fleetwood Town, and says it’ll only add to the confident mood within the squad.

Mantom completed 90 minutes as United came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the Cod Army. However, the 24-year-old felt on another day it could have been more.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Mantom explained: “It was a disappointing first half, but in the second we really turned it on, and showed what a really good team we can be.

“It was a superb fightback. When we scored the first, everyone could see how much we wanted to go again, and we scored again around five minutes after. We then created a number of chances again and obviously finished the better team.

“We want to win every game, we come to win every game and get the three points. We’ve come away with one today.

"However, you look back on the game, and going two goals behind, and it’s probably a point gained."

Reflecting on his start to life at Glanford Park, the former Walsall man revealed it’s been a testing time - but one he’s delighted to have come through, stating he can’t wait to push on now.

“It’s been pretty frustrating for me, because I came into a new club and after three days of training something happened out of the blue,” he revealed.

“However, I’ve got to come here and I’ve got to try and stamp my authority on the club, and repay the faith the manager and the chairman have shown in me.

“Second half I got right into it and drove the team on. First half we were probably a little bit cagey. Once we got our foot on it and myself and Stephen Dawson got into the game, I think you saw how much we dominated."

Next up for Mantom and the Iron is a trip to face AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night, and it is a fixture the summer signing believes the squad will go into in a buoyant mood.

He went on to highlight the importance of maintaining the nine match unbeaten run, and says everyone is striving to keep it going for as long as possible.

“There’s a lot of belief with the way we came from behind and took a point from the game, and we’re obviously still unbeaten - so we’ll go there (Wimbledon) and try to get the three points,” he stated.

See much more from Sam Mantom, Graham Alexander and Tom Hopper on The Iron PlayerHD.

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