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O'BRIEN TAKING THE POSITIVES INTO DONCASTER

8 March 2016

On-loan United midfielder Jim O’Brien felt that there were plenty of positives to take into Tuesday’s derby against Doncaster.

The Iron drew 0-0 with Gillingham on Saturday, but created numerous opportunities and O’Brien felt it was something the side could build on.

O’Brien told The Iron PlayerHD: “I’ve been in sides where we haven’t created chances, so it is nice to be creating chances.

“We just need a bit of quality in there and can’t just rely on Paddy to score and we have to chip in from midfield too. There are still positives though as it was a very good Gillingham side.”

The midfielder hoped that United could put that right against a Doncaster side that has struggled for form lately.

They find themselves just above the relegation zone after a run of nine games without a win, but O’Brien was keen to guard against complacency.

“It is a little bit of an extra edge and it means a lot to supporters. They’re down towards the bottom, but we don’t underestimate anyone in this league,” he continued.

“We’ve taken points from Gillingham and Walsall, who are up there, so it goes to show there is not much between the sides.

“We went to Fleetwood and they beat us so we can’t take anything for granted. They’ll be up for it and will be giving everything, and we need to be the same.”

O’Brien has already established himself as part of the starting eleven and has been delighted to have been involved as much as he has.

The midfielder also hailed his new team mates for helping him to settle in so quickly and has enjoyed his time with the Iron so far.

He said: “The settling in period is over for me now and I’ve had to focus on how the team plays because it is a bit different. I’ve settled in well and the lads have been great with me.

“I knew I had to be patient and it took a couple of games, but that’s why I’m here. The lads have helped me settle in quickly and I’m really enjoying my football.

“You need to get to know people’s strengths and they need to get to know your game. It’s always the same when you go somewhere new.”

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