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IT'S TESTAMENT TO THE LADS

3 October 2016

United defender Scott Wiseman was thrilled to see his side take the points in the big top of the table clash with Bury on Saturday, but believed the result was the least the Iron deserved.

It was the Gibraltar international himself who gave United the lead in the first half, and in doing so he secured his first goal for the club.

Tom Soares then equalised for the home side ten minutes after the break, before the football league’s in-form player, Josh Morris, curled a beauty from 25-yards-out to send the three points back to North Lincolnshire.

“We were brilliant,” Wiseman told The Iron PlayerHD.

“For us to come here and do what we did, it’s testament to the lads.

“They’ve been hitting form as well so it was always going to be even more difficult. It’s a tough place to come, and they set themselves up so they’re very hard to beat.”

Bury are a physical outfit, with both height and strength prominent in every area of their side, but Wiseman was delighted with how he and the rest of the squad coped with the threat.

“For the lads to stand up the way they did and nullify their threats, especially in Tom Pope, it was fantastic.”

Clearly chuffed to score his first goal for the club, the full-back did state though that he didn’t mind who scored it, as long as it went in.

“It was one of those things, I was in the right place at the right time – it could have been any one of us. I’m happy to help, and I’m looking to crack on now.”

The 30-year-old did make the claim that the team would not get carried away, after they extended their lead at the top of League One to three points.

“We’re an experienced team so we’re not looking too far ahead or anything like that. It’s game-by-game, and the Gaffer is instilling that into us.

“It’s very early on, and nobody is getting carried away, so we just look forward to the next game.”

Northampton travel to Glanford Park next Saturday for the next league encounter, but the Iron also host Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Wiseman believes Tuesday will give the players a chance to focus on something other than the league, before diverting all focus back onto the clash with the Cobblers.

“It’s a more relaxing game for us on Tuesday, and we can take our mind off the league, but then re-focus for Northampton.”

See much more on The Iron PlayerHD from Chris Lucketti, Scott Wiseman and David Mirfin.

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