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2 March 2016

Full-back Conor Townsend was satisfied with his side's efforts as they picked up a point at high-flying Walsall.

The side registered their fourth clean sheet in the last seven matches with another battling and determined defensive display, coming up against the likes of League One hotshots of Tom Bradshaw, Romaine Sawyers, Milan Lalkovic and Rico Henry.

United also had chances to win it, most notably through Tom Hopper in the second half, with Townsend himself going close with an effort across goal.

"I think looking back on it, it's a good point," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"To come to Walsall on a Tuesday night (and get a point), with them flying too.

"They're a good team, we knew that and we the difficulties we were going to face, but I thought we stood up well to them throughout the game. So I think looking at it, it's a good point.

"We've had a few chances in the game and another day we could have taken them. At Millwall we went 1-0 up and it was a completely different game and I think if we'd have took a chance tonight it probably would have been similar.

"A point isn't a bad result here, but we were looking to get all three. We didn't manage to do it, but I think the lads will be happy with a point."

The 22-year-old has started every game since Nick Daws took charge of the side, a run he continues to enjoy - with just one defeat in the seven outings.

"I'm happy with how I'm playing and I think I've done alright, but I think there's more to come from myself," he continued.

"I've said before I was surprised how quickly I got in, so for me it's pleasing that I have kept my place in the team and it gives me encouragement going forward for the rest of the season."

"It's another game unbeaten, I think if you look it's one defeat in the last seven, which is a good run."

"If we can't win games we need to pick up points, especially going into the final few games. I think if we can keep in touching distance of that pack, anything can happen."

"We're six points off (the playoffs) with a game in hand. So we need to keep getting the points and it’s a good one tonight."

"We're confident of going anywhere and winning, we proved that going to Coventry and going to Millwall. Winning those sort of games proves we can beat anyone in the league when we're on it."

"So we're going to look to recover right and go to Glanford Park on Saturday against Gillingham and hopefully win."

See much more reaction, including highlights of the goalless draw with Walsall, from Nick Daws, Conor Townsend and David Mirfin on The Iron PlayerHD.

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