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WE'VE JUST GOT TO BE A BIT MORE PATIENT

14 February 2017

Scotsman Murray Wallace says he and his team-mates are going into Tuesday’s clash with Walsall relishing the prospect of getting back on track.

Wallace admitted Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury Town was a tough one to take, but stated the fixture against the Saddlers provides an opportunity to put things right.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Wallace said: “We played really well last time out at their place (when the Iron won 4-1).

“I imagine it’ll be a tough game. They’ll be coming here and not wanting, of course, anything like their last result.

“They’ll be looking forward to this game, as are we.”

Reflecting on that defeat to the Shrews, Wallace revealed everyone in the squad was naturally downbeat at losing a proud unbeaten home league record which stretched back to December 2015.

However, he pointed out the next game is always the most important, and went on to say there’s still a great deal of optimism in the dressing room.

He stated: “We’re disappointed, because we’ve been so good at home.

“Glanford Park is a fortress, so we’re disappointed to lose.

“In terms of our performance, you could see we were getting frustrated and trying to force things - we kept trying and trying, but we couldn’t break them down.

“If you look at how well we’ve been doing earlier on in the season, and where we are, you’ve got to take a lot of confidence from that.”

When asked what he feels is the key to returning to winning ways, Wallace insisted the Iron must be ready to combat the attacking challenges which are posed to them - especially at home.

“We’ve just got to be a bit more patient,” stated Wallace.

“Teams are going to come here (to Glanford Park) and try to shut us out, because of where we are in the league.

“With that in mind, we’ve not got to force things.

“It’s understandable, because if you’re coming up against a team which is doing well, you’ll look at what they’ve been doing and try to stop them.”

See much more from Murray Wallace, Graham Alexander and Duane Holmes on The Iron PlayerHD.

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