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O'Malley looks ahead to Bradford encounter

30 April 2021

Defender Mason O’Malley has previewed the trip to face Bradford City away this weekend, as United look for the result that will secure League Two status for next season.

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Speaking to iFollow Iron, the 19-year-old said: “The focus is on the last two games. It’s in our hands to sort the situation out. We don’t want to rely on anyone else, its down to us to pick up points in these last games.

“All we can do is do it ourselves. It’s in our hands to go get the points. The focus is on Bradford now, we’ve got to leave the past results behind and really focus on the last two games.” 

Reflecting on the Iron’s previous matches, which has seen five straight losses, he said: “We just weren't good enough and it’s been like that for the last few games.

“We do the analysis and they are really preventable. We can stop it, we must group together and the goals have got to stop. It’s as simple as that really.”

On a more positive note however, the last time United won a game was against Saturday's opponents Bradford in March, and the defender is keen to do that again.

He said: “We can look at that. We have got to lift ourselves up and together as a team. That’s so important. We have got to keep lifting each other and pushing each other until the end of the season.”

He added: “It’s an important time for the club and a really crucial time of the season to pick up points. We’ve got to have each other’s backs, and we do, but we have just got to find that a little bit more and everyone has got to be 110 per cent in the last two games.

“If we can finish strongly then we can take it into pre-season, and into next season, and the build on that.”

Speaking on his personal campaign, which has seen 29 appearances so far and a Republic of Ireland U21s international call-up, he commented: “It’s hard to look at your own performance in a positive way with how results are at the moment. 

“Obviously it’s been my breakthrough season, the international call-ups and things like that have been great and I've played plenty of games, so there are positives to take out personally. We just need to finish strong now.”

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