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29 December 2016

Scottish centre-back Murray Wallace was happy to see his side go to Bradford on Boxing Day and secure a point.

The first half was edged by the home side, before the Iron put the Bantams under the cosh a little more in the second period, doing everything but finding the back of the net – meaning the game ended 0-0.

“I think it’s a good point,” Murray told The Iron PlayerHD.

“We would have liked to have won, but I can’t see many teams coming here and picking up points.

“We got a clean sheet, and we maybe could have nicked it with the chances that we had.“

The 23-year-old claims that although the team were keen to pick up a win, when you visit difficult places like Valley Parade, sometimes a point is a point gained rather than two lost.

“It’s going to be tough where we are in the league, and if you want to get out of this league, you need to pick up points from places like this.”

The clean sheet wasn’t handed to United on a plate, a combination of some brilliant last ditch defending and safe hands from Luke Daniels was pivotal, Wallace claimed.

“It’s brilliant (a clean sheet). When you see your team-mate throwing his body on the line it gives all the defenders a lift.”

The Iron travel to third-placed Bolton on New Year’s Eve, and will be looking to put distance between themselves and Sheffield United.

Wallace stated that every game is a big one, and that the team will go to Macron Stadium and do everything in their powers to secure all three points.

“The next game (against Bolton) is massive, and we want to go there and try and win the match.

“Every game is the biggest game. It’s going to be tough to go anywhere and win games, but that’s what we’ve got to do.”

On a final note, there was a deserved recognition from Wallace for the 1,500+ United fans that made the journey to Bradford.

“It was great support. It’s probably one of the biggest attendances in the league this weekend.

“Bradford get a massive crowd, but for there to be 1,500 away fans is brilliant.”

See much more on The Iron PlayerHD from Graham Alexander, Murray Wallace and Stephen Dawson.

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