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18 November 2016

United midfielder Neal Bishop says he’s looking forward to playing at Glanford Park once again this weekend.

Saturday’s clash with Oldham Athletic is the first home league game at the club's ground since late October, and Bishop is expecting a tough test.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Bishop said: “Away wins are good, but they’ve got to be backed up with home wins.

“It’s a big game on Saturday. We know how difficult Oldham are, with them turning us over a few weeks ago.

“They fully deserved their win when they played us, so we need to be fully on our game if we’re going to get the three points.”

On a personal level, Bishop revealed he was delighted to return to the side against Coventry City, having missed the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy games against Charlton Athletic and Cambridge United through suspension and squad rotation respectively.

“It seemed like a lifetime, it was only two weeks,” he explained.

“It was good to be back out there, because I hate missing games - whatever tournament it is.

“To get back out there was really good, and I’m just glad I could come back in and we managed to get the three points.”

Reflecting on that match at the Ricoh Arena, the 35-year-old believes the fact he and his team-mates managed to come away with all three points shows the character which exists within the squad.

“It was a tough game. I think the mentality and the desire to win football matches shone through more than our attacking play and getting the ball down and passing it,” Bishop stated.

“I don’t know about the other lads, but those are the games that give me more pleasure.

“There have been games at Glanford Park this season where we’ve played unbelievable football and scored four or five goals.

“Games such as Coventry are the ones as players where you’ve got to really dig in, and your backs are against the wall at times.”

See much more from Neal Bishop, Graham Alexander and Murray Wallace on The Iron PlayerHD.

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