Iron goalkeeper Luke Daniels believes to come away with a clean sheet at Barnsley was a big positive to take going forward.United drew 0-0 at Oakwell but, despite being frustrated in front of goal, Daniels feels it’s a step in the right direction.
He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It was a hard fought point in the end. It was nice to come away with a clean sheet, obviously we’d like to have come away with all three points, but it wasn’t to be today.
“It’s frustrating because we feel we can create chances and when we don’t go and score, it is disappointing. But it is what it is and we’re a point better off than what we were.
“There are a lot of positives to take. Yes, we’ve not gone and killed teams off like we thought we would do. However, the other side of that is we’re looking a lot more solid than we have been previously this season. So it’s good we’ve managed do that, and if we can put both together we’ll be on to a winner.”
The Iron stopper wasn’t heavily involved throughout the 90 minutes, but was called into action twice in quick succession mid-way through the second period.
He first denied Conor Hourihane and then foiled Marc Roberts from close range and he stated it’s just down to always staying focused.
“When you’re not heavily involved, you obviously have to maintain your concentration. With clean sheets it doesn’t matter if you make 20 saves or no saves, it is what it is,” he said.
It’s a quick turnaround for Daniels and his team-mates, with a home clash with Swindon Town on Monday. A test which, like Barnsley, Daniels is expecting to be tough.
“There’s no easy games, especially at this stage of the season, with every team fighting for something,” he stated.
“So it’s going to be another difficult game, but hopefully if we can go and like I said, put the two things together, we can get three points.”
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