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RELISHING HOME RETURN

27 March 2016

Following the Good Friday draw with Barnsley, Iron manager Graham Alexander admits he now can’t wait to get in the dugout for his first game at Glanford Park.

The 0-0 stalemate at Oakwell was Alexander’s maiden match as United boss, after taking over the reins from Nick Daws last Tuesday.

Excited to get in front of the home supporters for the Easter Monday fixture against Swindon Town, he told The Iron PlayerHD: “I’m really looking forward to it.

“If the players give us that same commitment again with the quality that’s involved then I think we’ve got a good chance of getting a positive result.

“It’s a short recovery so the players have got to do the right thing but I know they will and we’ll see if we can put a team out that wins this game.

“Glanford Park is a ground that holds many happy memories for me. I’ve had some fantastic times there and I’m looking for even more now so I can’t wait for the game to come around.”

Alexander was pleased with the level of effort and commitment his players put in at Barnsley, despite not quite being able pick up all three points.

Keen to also praise the fans for their support over in South Yorkshire, he feels that is something that bodes well for himself and the side going forward.

“I thought the team did everyone proud on Friday with their effort,” he continued.

“It was fantastic to be back involved and the support I’ve had over the last few days from the players and the staff has been superb.

“I know we’ve got a good group of staff and players here and we can do good things.

“For the fans to turn out in those numbers (at Barnsley) was superb. Someone spotted me watching the warm-up and there were great cheers.

“That was fantastic and it meant a lot to me because it’s been a long time since I’ve been away from this club but if they can give us that support at home as well then it bodes well for the future.”

See much more from Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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