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11 March 2016

Iron manager Nick Daws says Shrewsbury Town will pose a different kind of challenge to his side this weekend.

Daws drew attention to his side's decent form of late and he believes it should stand them in good stead heading to Greenhous Meadow.

"It's the fifth of five games in a fortnight and Shrewsbury are a side in form. They've done ever so well to get themselves out and away from danger for the time being," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"I'm sure that’s what Micky (Mellon) will be instilling in his players for them to continue to do at the weekend. So we've got to be at our best again and we've got to concentrate on what we're going to do and hopefully come out with the result.

"They've done ever so well. Over the season they've played a number of different systems and it's up for us to be prepared for whatever they decide to play.

"We'll need to be once again at our best and if we perform like we've been performing over the course of the last two and a bit months then we won't be far away."

United got back to winning ways on Tuesday night, with a 2-0 victory over local rivals Doncaster Rovers and, for Daws, the manner of the win was just as pleasing as the result which came with it.

"We challenged the players to step up a level again and just be a bit more ruthless than we were against Gillingham, and I thought we were excellent against them on Saturday," he said.

"Apart from the opportunity we gave Lynden Gooch in the first few minutes, we kept Doncaster away from our goal and we posed threats on their goal throughout the game.

"So to score from open play and a set play was excellent and we could have had a couple more, but I'll settle for a 2-0 result and a clean sheet."

Ahead of Saturday's clash, the Iron boss revealed preparations have been positive with him having nearly a full complement of players to choose from.

Daws also spoke about Lewis Butroid and Noel Burdett, with the two U18s joining in with first team training and the United manager was pleased with their contribution.

"We've done some work again with the group and we've had nearly everybody on the pitch, with the exception of just one or two, who were getting an extra day's recovery (on Thursday)," he revealed.

"Also we've had a really good session with a small number of ten to twelve players, which included two of our youth team players Lewis Butroid and Noel Burdett. They came into the group and didn't look out of place, which was promising for the future."

See much more from Nick Daws, Stephen Dawson and Conor Townsend on The Iron PlayerHD.

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