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Spence speaks ahead of Mansfield encounter

23 December 2020

Scottish midfielder Lewis Spence is looking to put last weekend's derby disappointment behind himself and his team as United look to bounce back with a Boxing Day victory over Mansfield Town (1pm kick-off).

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The 24-year-old has been one of the mainstays of the team in his first season in English football, and is looking to build on what he's started in claret and blue during the 28 games remaining in this League Two season.

"We were really disappointed with the performance and result at the weekend. It was a bad one for the club and fans," he explained to iFollow Iron.

"You don't want to lose any game, especially a derby, but we'll have the chance to rectify things when we play them again (at the Sands Venue Stadium) in January.

"We have another really important game on Boxing Day so we have to put it behind us and crack on again.

"Hopefully having the week to recharge will help us like it has before. It's been a busy period and there are games all the time in England. We just need to get back to what we were doing before when we went on a little run (before the last few matches)."

Previewing the visit of Nigel Clough's Stags this weekend and assessing his spell with the club so far, he continued: "Every game is tough, and they're around us in the table fighting for their lives so it will be a hard one. I think if we can get back to what we were doing, that will put us in good stead. It will be nice to get the win so we can climb the table.

"It's been tough with the schedule (so far this season), as there aren't as many Tuesday night games in Scotland but I'm enjoying playing here. I want to help push us as high up the table as well.

"It's nice to hear there has been praise (from fans for his performances), but I try to keep myself to myself and focus on improving the team as much as possible."

Speaking about spending the festive period away from home this year, and training on Christmas Day, he continued: "When I was up in Scotland there were times when I was away from family, but it's the way it is in football. We have to get on with it. My focus is on the Boxing Day game, it is what it is and we crack on with it.

"Training on Christmas Day is part and parcel of being a footballer. It's the day before the game. We'll be in, get the stuff done and be ready for the match on Boxing Day."

See much more from Lewis Spence, Neil Cox and Mason O'Malley on iFollow Iron. Click here to buy a £10 match pass for the Boxing Day game vs Mansfield Town.


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