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McArdle: It's important we stick together

29 March 2018

Skipper Rory McArdle has called for everyone to stick together, as the Iron prepare to visit Oxford United on Good Friday.

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29 March 2018

Interim manager Nick Daws, assisted by Andy Dawson, will take charge of the clash against the U’s, as Scunthorpe look to return to winning ways in front of the live Sky TV cameras.

McArdle spoke to iFollow Iron about how training has been this week and the challenge ahead at the Kassam Stadium.

ON THE BUILD-UP…
RM:
It’s been a tough week (following the departure of Graham Alexander and Neil McDonald). Everyone has seen what’s happened at the club and these sorts of things happen in football, as disappointed as everybody is about the news. It’s important everyone sticks together in these situations to make sure that everything that’s been done so far this season up to this point doesn’t go to waste.

ON HOW THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN IN TRAINING…
RM:
We’re being positive about the task ahead. That’s the main thing we’ve tried to implement since Nick Daws and Andy Dawson have taken the sessions. We’ve tried to keep it as similar as possible without changing too much, but equally we’re trying to ensure everyone’s in good spirits. As disappointed as everybody is, we can’t let it affect our mindsets on the pitch and training pitch. There’s still a job to do and it’s important everyone realises that.

ON THE GAME AT OXFORD…
RM:
It’s the Easter weekend and we have games coming thick and fast. It’s a big weekend from our point of view I think. We have to make sure we prepare right. It’s important everyone does everything they can to get positive results. We want to build some momentum.

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