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26 February 2016

United defender Conor Townsend says he's pleased with his form since re-joining the club on permanent basis in January, and hopes there's much more to come.

The full-back has started the past five games, keeping fellow team-mate Scott Laird out of the side in the process and Townsend wants to carry on the rich vein of form which he's been in.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: "The first games have gone really well and personally I feel I've done well. As a team too, we're playing well and it's an enjoyable side to play in.

"To retain your place in the team, it helps when you're winning games. With Lairdy (Scott Laird) trying to get into the team, it means I've got to be on my game and train well and play well. Which is good for me, because it means I've got to perform.

"As I've said before I'd have thought it would have taken me longer to get a chance, but it happened pretty soon. So I like to think I've done alright for myself and hopefully I can keep my place for Saturday and try to kick on again."

Conor Townsend is looking forward to a return to home action this weekend.

The former Hull City man also gave his views on the appointment of Nick Daws as the Iron manager - an announcement which pleased Townsend.

"The training has been good, and we've been winning games," he said.

"Obviously now it's sorted and I think the squad will be very happy. I'm happy about it. I think they've done really well since they (Nick and Andy Dawson) have come in and hopefully the fans can see we are playing for them."

Oldham Athletic are the visitors to Glanford Park on Saturday, and like against Fleetwood last weekend, Townsend is expecting a tough test.

The defeat against the Cod Army, for Townsend, emphasised the point that no team in League One should be taken lightly and he insisted the Iron must be on their game if they're to take all three points.

"It's a tough game, you don't get any freebies in this league. Fleetwood are the perfect example of that, and for me they were the best team I've faced in the five games," he continued.

"In the first half they were really good and we struggled to cope with them. So looking to Oldham, they're going to pose different threats and I'm sure we'll work on that and come up with a plan so we can get the three points.

"It'll be nice to get back in front of our own fans, but wherever we've gone we've been confident. Millwall away isn't an easy game, neither is Coventry and we went there and won. So we know we're a match for anybody in this league if we're on it."

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