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PROUD TO REACH 100 IRON GAMES

21 September 2016

Giving his assessment of the goalless draw against Charlton Athletic, Neal Bishop felt on reflection, a share of the spoils was probably the correct outcome.

United huffed and puffed against the Addicks, but couldn’t find what would have been the decisive breakthrough. However Bishop doesn’t believe the result is too much of a concern.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Bishop said: “Overall it was probably a fair result.

“I think chances were at a minimum for both teams. They came here to set their stall out, to not be beaten, and to keep it tight. Which you can’t blame them for doing, given our last couple of results at home.

“It was the same with Shrewsbury on Saturday - I think they set their stall out to make it compact and themselves really hard to beat.

“In the last couple of games there’s not been an awful lot of goalmouth action, and fair play to us, because I don’t think we’ve look under any danger of conceding. There were a couple of things today, but none what you’d say were clear cut opportunities.”

The game marked the 35-year-old’s 100th appearance in a Scunthorpe shirt - a milestone the midfielder says he’s elated to have reached.

“I honestly didn’t know before the game, (about his 100th Iron appearance) and to get 98 starts makes me feel very proud,” he revealed.

“I don’t know if I’ll get 100 more in, but I certainly think I’ve got a couple of good seasons left in me yet still.”

Sheffield United are next up for United, when they visit Glanford Park on Saturday, and Bishop says he’s expecting another battle, from start to finish.

“If you look at the team on paper, (Sheffield United) they’ve got a good team, a good squad and it’s going to be another test,” he stated.

“Teams aren’t going to come here and roll over. It’s going to be another good test, but I think they’ve sold out their away allocation, so It’ll be a great atmosphere.

“We’ve revelled in those types of atmosphere’s so far. All the lads are looking forward to it, and the onus is going to be on us to go out and turn these performances into goals and wins.

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

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