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6 January 2017

United skipper Stephen Dawson is relishing facing familiar faces against Bury this weekend.

The match at Glanford Park will see the Irishman pit his wits against his former club, and he revealed it’s a match he is anticipating greatly.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Dawson said: “I’m looking forward to it.

“It’s against one of my former teams and a manager I know quite well, with him managing me before.

“They’re a team who are struggling a little at the minute, but let's not forget a couple of months ago. If they’d have beaten us they could have gone top. We’re taking nothing for granted.

“I know many of the players as well, I’ve played with and against them many times. They’re a talented team, so we’ve got to approach the game like we do always, and go and get the win.

“It’s that stage of the season now where all the points do count, and these are the points which you need to be picking up.”

Reflecting on Monday’s draw with Peterborough United, Dawson believes there was a tinge of frustration within the camp at the final whistle, given the strength of the performance.

The midfielder insists that it’s all about the response though, and building on the good things that were evident in the encounter with the Posh.

“I felt we were in complete control from minute one to 95, but if you don’t get the second goal, football can be cruel,” he explained.

“It’s one of those things, it’s no fault of Charlie’s (Goode). I don’t think Luke (Daniels) had a save to make throughout the whole game.

“It was disappointing, but you take the positives out of it, because I believe there was only one team going to win the game.

“We played some lovely football at times also, and cut open a very good Peterborough side. We take confidence from that, and move forward on Saturday.”

Saturday’s fixture sees ticket prices significantly decreased, in a special offer put on by the club - something Dawson was keen to enhance.

For more information about the offer, click here.

“There’s a cheaper ticket offer been put on,” Dawson stated.

“We had something similar last year against Port Vale, and it was brilliant to see the fans come and support us. Hopefully they can continue to do that come Saturday.”

See much more from Stephen Dawson, Graham Alexander and Murray Wallace on The Iron PlayerHD.

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