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26 February 2016

United midfielder Neal Bishop insists the Iron will be looking to right the wrongs of Saturday's defeat to Fleetwood Town when they take on Oldham Athletic at Glanford Park this Saturday.

In saying that though, Bishop feels the 2-1 reverse at Highbury was a mere blip and one which shouldn't detract from the impressive recent run of form.

"It was a disappointing opening 45 minutes, but we came back really strongly in the second half. I think the majority of the second period was played in their half of the pitch, but we just couldn't fashion out the decisive chance or that clear cut opportunity," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"It was a blip, but we're the ones who've got to make sure it doesn't become anything more than that. On Saturday we've got a perfect opportunity to put it right against Oldham. But no one here should be taking them lightly and us as players certainly won't be."

Neal Bishop could play the 500th game of his career this Saturday.

Nick Daws was appointed Iron manager until the end of the season at the beginning of week and the midfielder believes the appointment will benefit everyone at the club.

"I think it's good for supporters, players, everyone. There's been a lot of uncertainty in the last couple of weeks, but they've come in with a game plan," he said.

"They know how he wants training to be done, they know how they want us to perform in games and they know the identity of the team they want to send out on a Saturday or a Tuesday night.

"Four wins out of five is a great run of results and if you can replicate that for the next 15 games you're going to be somewhere near where you want to be. It's easy for me to say, but it can be done, teams in this division have gone on really good runs this season and hopefully our big run is in front of us."

Should Bishop be involved against the Latics, it will see the midfielder reach 500 career games. A milestone which pleases Bishop, but he insists his focus is firmly on taking all three points from the clash with John Sheridan's side.

"I'm not really one for reflecting, for me what's gone is gone. It's a nice total, but that's all it is, it's just a number," he stated.

"Hopefully I've got plenty of games left in me. But it's not about my 500th game on Saturday, it's about Scunthorpe getting the three points and if I can contribute to that then that'll be a spot on day for us all.

"To get that number of games is good going though. I think I average around 40 games a season, which is good and something I pride myself on, because I hate missing games."

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