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18 November 2016

Scotsman Murray Wallace insists the Iron will know what test to expect when they face Oldham Athletic this weekend.

The Latics were only one of two sides to take all three points from United so far this season, but Wallace says everyone in the squad will be doing all they can to put right what went wrong at Park last month.

“It feels like quite a while since we played at home. We’ve already got a good record here, and we’ll look to continue it,” Wallace said, speaking to The Iron PlayerHD.

“We owe the fans one after what happened last time. It’s not going to be an easy game, we know that, after our previous game against them.

“It’s not a case of revenge, it’s more a case of not taking things for granted.

"There are no easy games in this league."

Wallace may well have a different defensive partner in the shape of Charlie Goode against Oldham, with David Mirfin being ruled out for a period of time with a foot injury.

In Wallace’s eyes though, the transition won’t be a problem, given how well Goode has done in the games he’s featured in this campaign.

“I’ve played with Charlie (Goode) quite a few times this season, and I think he’s a great player,” Wallace stated.

“He’s got great qualities, and every time he’s stepped in he’s done really well.

"As much as I enjoy playing next to Mirf (David Mirfin), Charlie is more than capable of playing there.

“It’s good that he's played and, with him being young also, he’s fresh and ready to come in.”

The 23-year-old insisted that the focus always is on one game at a time. However, he did look ahead to the hectic festive period which lies in wait.

Clashes with fellow League One high-flyers Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers are included in the Christmas programme, but Wallace revealed the squad is relishing the challenge.

“All the way up through Christmas we’ve got some tough fixtures, both home and away, and it will be a massive month for us,” he explained.

“However, any month is. No game is an easy one, and we’re playing some of the top teams next month - so we’re looking forward to it.”

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

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