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19 October 2016

Iron captain Stephen Dawson says there’s “disappointment” within the camp after defeat to Oldham Athletic, but insisted he and his teammates will look to bounce back quickly.

United slipped to a 2-0 loss against the Latics and, in Dawson’s opinion, everyone must raise their levels when they travel to Chesterfield on Saturday.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Dawson said: “There’s a bit of disappointment. In the 20 minutes towards the end of the first half we were nowhere near good enough.

“I thought in the first 20 minutes there wasn’t a lot in it, and we dictated the game. From a group of players who have set their standards high, that wasn’t good enough.

“We’re disappointed. We apologise to the fans because we wanted to get another three points, but it didn’t happen.”

Dawson believes the key is to respond in a swift fashion, and not let the loss cloud what has been a superb start to the campaign.

“We win together and we lose together as a team, and hopefully come Saturday we can put it right. I want us to remain positive, but also be really disappointed with what happened out there,” he insisted.

“We’ll go again. The manager will look at the game like he always does and all the coaches will go through the videos with us.”

The Irishman stated the whole squad will be striving to get back to winning ways against the Spireites on Saturday, in a game Dawson described as an “extremely difficult” one.

“We’ve got to get on with it, because nothing we can do will change that result. There’s no excuses for me as a captain, I believe in the team and hopefully we can put things right against Chesterfield,” he stated.

“All the things which we could have done right we’ll aim to put right, and we’ll look forward to Saturday. However, we’ve got to be at it, because it’s going to be another extremely difficult game.”

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

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