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A LOT OF POSITIVES TO TAKE

15 January 2016

Iron defender David Mirfin believes there are a lot of positives to take from Sunday's FA Cup tie with Chelsea, but he also states United's standards must, at the very least, not drop.

Mirfin insists League One is everyone's main focus, and says the Iron must put in another positive display at Blackpool this Saturday.

"I think there are obviously a lot of positives to take. I think the biggest thing now is we don't drop the levels we've achieved in the Wigan game as well, before Sunday's game," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"I think we've reached a level now where we don't want to drop below, and I think if we want to kick on and climb up the league, we've got to try and maintain it, but improve on it as well.

"It's a case of making sure the Chelsea game has gone now, but the league is our bread and butter and that's where we need to put in the performances, like we did against Chelsea."

The United defender has been stepping up his fitness, following his return to the side after picking up an injury at Bury, and he says he's where he'd like to be in terms of condition.

He stated: "It's been really good, for the time of year I've come back in, it's always a busy schedule for us,

"Sometimes I prefer to go straight in, and play games. I think now I've four under my belt, I've got my fitness back to where I wanted it, and where I was before."

Ahead of this weekend's clash with the Tangerines, Mirfin believes it's vital United right the wrongs of the home defeat earlier on in the campaign.

He doesn't feel there's a need to use revenge as the motivation, but he stated it's a result which everyone is determined to put right.

"The sole purpose of Saturday's game is going there to get three points," he said.

See much more from David Mirfin, Luke Daniels and Mark Robins on The Iron PlayerHD.

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