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WE'RE HAPPY WITH ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET

21 September 2016

Iron defender Murray Wallace says credit must go to Charlton Athletic for the resolute defensive display they put on throughout their 0-0 draw.

It was a game of few chances at Glanford Park, and Wallace admitted it was just one of those nights which you’re always going to get from time to time.

Wallace told The Iron PlayerHD: “It think it was a tough game for us.

“They’re a good side, but they came in and sat in against us, and tried to play on the counter attack. They had the ball in good spells, as did we, but we just couldn’t break each other down.

“I wouldn’t say we were off it tonight, I just felt we struggled to break them down. We could have maybe been a bit more clinical in our decision making, but they worked well as a unit and defended well.”

One major plus point for United was the keeping of a third successive clean sheet, and after conceding one or two more goals than they would have liked in the first few games of the season, Wallace now believes the back four is getting close to somewhere it’d like to be.

“I think we’ve got to be happy with a clean sheet, and as long as we’re getting points on the board, it’s always good,” he stated.

“At the start of the season we were conceding a couple of goals, and maybe just getting back into the swing of things. However, with a few clean sheets in a row now, we’re back into it.”

Wallace too hopes things will go a little differently on Saturday, when Scunthorpe take on Sheffield United at Glanford Park.

He feels the attacking mindset of the Blades will only aid the Iron, as they look to build on their impressive start to the new campaign.

“Hopefully they (Sheffield United) come and try to create some free-flowing attacks,” he explained.

“If they do so, then maybe there’ll be more openings for us, and we then might find it a bit easier to break them down.”

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

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