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Clarke: Simple as that, we need to win

17 December 2018

Defender Jordan Clarke admitted it was a “horrible” result for the Iron against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

United lost 3-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium, but Clarke, who returned to the team following a shoulder injury, felt his side were the better team in the first-half. 

Speaking to iFollow Iron, the right-back said: “It was a horrible result for us against our local rivals. 

“We conceded three poor goals and didn’t score ourselves. Conceding a couple of goals in such a short space of time, was so frustrating. 

“Obviously there were mistakes here and there – that’s part and parcel of football. Saying that, we responded and were the better team in the first-half, bar the two goals we conceded, which is one of the most annoying things. 

“The play was positive because we had corners and we had chances. We need to be more assured at the back and more clinical up top.”

The 27-year-old also knows the importance of turning around the Iron’s recent form, with the side placed just one position above the relegation zone.

“We need to get out of this run we are in,” said Clarke. “It is disappointing for myself and for everyone else. We will try our best to get out of it.”

For the match against Doncaster, Clarke returned to action after over a month out injured with a shoulder injury.

On his time out, Clarke said: “It was very frustrating because I was fully fit, in good form and as a team we were getting back to our footballing ways. 

“For it to be a shoulder injury, it was one of the most frustrating things because I could still do everything apart from my main game, which is defending. 

“I have come back a little bit earlier than expected, but I feel good.”

The focus now turns to Bradford City, who the Iron face next Saturday at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Clarke explained: “It is a big game. They are down the bottom as well. We need to go there and win.

“It is a simple as that, we need to win.”

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