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GOOD TO STAND UP TO THE TEST

19 September 2016

United’s No 1 Luke Daniels was delighted to see his side earn three points at Shrewsbury on Saturday, as the Iron went to the summit of League One.

David Mirfin’s goal just before the break was enough to warrant all three points, but there were chances for the Iron to make themselves breathe a little easier, in a keenly contested affair at Greenhous Meadow.

“Whenever you come away from home and take three points it’s a good result,” Daniels told The Iron PlayerHD.

“We know that in the first half we were nowhere near what we are capable of.

“At the end of the day, good teams grind out results like this and that’s what we’ve done.

“It doesn’t really matter where you pick up the points, as long as you do get them. It’s not an easy place to come, so it’s good we’ve been able to stand up to the test.”

Goalscorer Mirfin took a big hit to his eye just a few minutes before his goal, and even with his eye socket visibly closing up, he still managed to score the winner – something Daniels claims says it all about the 31-year-old.

He added: “It typifies the lads really - we put ourselves on the line. He’s got a nasty gash on his eye, and it’s all swollen up – but to get back in there it says a lot about him.”

The Iron have been scoring for fun so far this season but the first clean sheet away from home for the season will give the whole squad a huge boost, Daniels claims.

He said: “It’s pleasing for us all really, from the back to the front. We’ve got that mentality where we have to be good at both ends, and it matters equally. It will stand us in good stead.”

United now face Charlton Athletic at Glanford Park on Tuesday.

See much more from Luke Daniels on The Iron PlayerHD.

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