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14 October 2016

Iron captain Stephen Dawson says the squad as a whole will be looking for a response to Saturday’s draw with Northampton Town.

Looking ahead to the home encounter versus MK Dons this weekend, Dawson believes to take a point in last week's game where the team weren’t perhaps at their best is a sign of the progress United have made.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Dawson said: “It’s been another good week, we’ve done a lot of hard work on the training ground.

“We weren’t at our best last week, but we still got a draw out of the game. We’re going up against a really tough MK Dons team.

“They pass the ball well, they’ve got a very good manager and some very good players as well too. It’s going to be a good test on Saturday, but one we’re looking forward too. We’re in for a big game. They have been relegated from the Championship, so we’ll know what to expect.”

The Irishman spoke of how everyone was itching to get straight back out on the pitch and back to winning ways, but conceded that it’s important to understand you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“Having that break has been good to a certain extent but, after the way the game went on Saturday, we probably wanted another one quickly to put it right,” he stated.

“As a group of players we’ve set our standards high and on Saturday we probably didn’t hit those. However it’s a point in the right direction, and we know every game won’t go our way, so we’ve just got to keep digging deep.”

Dawson believes it’s important to put on a good display in front of the Glanford Park faithful, and added that he feels the Iron have the squad to do so.

“We’ve got a lot of good players here, players that aren't playing at the minute too who can make a difference with them coming off the bench,” he explained.

“It’s a great team effort here, there are a lot of good players and come Saturday hopefully we can show our fans what we can do.”

See much more from Stephen Dawson, Graham Alexander and Tom Hopper on The Iron PlayerHD.

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