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24 February 2016

“Proud” and “pleased” were just two words used by new manager Nick Daws to describe how he felt taking the club forward.

The 45-year-old was confirmed as the successor to Mark Robins on Monday afternoon, with Andy Dawson named as his assistant on a deal until the end of the season.

He’s now vowed the duo will continue the hard work they’ve shown in the last five weeks to try and earn success for the club.

“I’m really proud,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“I’m really pleased the Chairman feels we deserve it. I’m really pleased for Andy (Dawson) because I feel we have worked really hard in the last five weeks – and 16 months really as part of the previous team.

“It’s a nice moment and we’re just looking forward to drawing a line under everything that is going on at the moment and focusing on the Oldham game on Saturday.

“One thing that we’ve said from day one is that we will work hard, if not harder than anybody else to bring some success to the football club. That’s why we took the challenge on board from the Chairman five weeks ago and that’s why we were hoping that we would be able to continue it."

Nick Daws has spoken to the media about the honour of becoming our new manager.

United defeated Colchester United 3-0 in Nick and Andy’s first challenge as joint caretaker managers before a trio of successes against play-off hopefuls Coventry City, Southend United and Millwall, with Daws stating all credit should go to the players for the effort and commitment they’ve shown.

“The players have responded to that and they should take masses amount, if not all, of the credit,” he continued.

“They are the guys who have got to go out and actually perform. We give them a plan and a foundation to work towards and then hopefully they put that plan into action. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but we couldn’t have asked any more from the boys; they’ve been excellent."

Now with a new title, the new United boss has said not much will change, envisaging a “seamless continuation” of the hard work both Andy and himself has put in since taking charge in mid-January.

“It’s strange really because I’m not looking at it as being any different,” he stated.

“It will hopefully be a seamless continuation of what we have done so far. The only difference is that our roles have changed in terms of title. The way we work in practise, the way we deal with the team and training won’t change at all.

“For me, it’s a title I’m really pleased and proud of and the supporters have played a huge part in it. Some of the stuff that has been said about us has been really positive and really nice and hopefully they know we’ve done our best and will continue to do our best.

“We will give it our all and I’m confident we will win games.”

See much more from Nick Daws on The Iron PlayerHD, with Neal Bishop and Conor Townsend interviews to follow later this week.

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