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We need to build on this

9 April 2017

Full-back Conor Townsend thought United’s 1-0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers was a near complete performance.

David Mirfin’s 11th minute header proved to be the difference at Glanford Park, as the Iron took all three points against the Trotters, and Townsend says to win in a convincing manner was particularly satisfying.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Townsend said: “We knew it was a massive game coming into it.

“We worked hard all week at what we wanted to do, and I thought we executed it well.

“Each individual performed to the capabilities which they can. I think over the last couple of months all the lads, including myself, will hold our hands up and say we’ve not been good enough.

“However, on this occasion, I thought everyone to a man was brilliant.”

The expected pressure came from the visitors as proceedings wore on. However, as the 24-year-old pointed out, every man in claret and blue carried out their respective duties superbly.

“Teams like Bolton and Bradford are up there for a reason and they are chasing promotion, so they’re going to throw everything at it,” Townsend explained.

“We stood up to it again though, and we need to build on it on Friday.

“We didn’t defend that much because of how well we played. We kept the ball well, and we looked dangerous throughout the game.

“They had a bit of pressure at the end, but that’s the nature of League One, and I thought we dealt with it very well.”

Townsend was pleased with his own personal contribution to the match, while at the same praising those men around him.

“Me and Wisey seemed to get forward quite a lot, which we both like to do, and as a team in general we performed really well,” he declared.

“As a back four we did really well, and not just the back four but the midfield also - we passed the ball well.”

The Sky Bet League One calendar sees the Iron travel to MK Dons on Good Friday, and the former Hull City man is targeting another three points.

He states it’s now important to generate momentum moving forward - starting with the upcoming encounter at Stadium MK.

“It’s the business end of the season, and we need to build on this,” he stated.

“We’ve had a couple of wins in the past couple of months and not built on it - that’s the key thing now.”

See much more from Conor Townsend and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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