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O'Malley: We've got to build on it

29 January 2021

Defender Mason O’Malley says he and his teammates will give their all to try and earn a further three points against Colchester United on Friday (7pm kick-off) and continue the winning streak.

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29 January 2021

Scunthorpe have won the last two games at home against Grimsby Town and Port Vale, securing six points, and are looking to win three in a row for the first time in 14 months.

Speaking to iFollow Iron about the positives from the last game against the Valiants, he said: “The changing room atmosphere is understandably a lot better after those wins. There's a good team spirit here and those results certainly help.

“It’s good to get three points but the keeping of a clean sheet, especially for the back four, two games in a row is a good one. It’s a team game and we get the clean sheet as a team. It starts from the front and works the way down. Now we’ve got those clean sheets at home we must try to do that away as well.”

Reflecting on the condensed nature of the season, O’Malley said: “It’s busy, playing three games in six days. We're going to have to recover right, but we have doing recovery work and I think we’re ready to go again.”

The Iron face Colchester United away this Friday night, just a month after a narrow 1-0 home loss against the same opponents in a match Scunthorpe dominated.

Looking ahead, O’Malley added: “It’s a long trip to Colchester and obviously, after playing them last month, we’ve got an idea of how they will go into it and how they will play. Hopefully, we will have a positive result this time around.

“We dominated a lot in the first game against them. We put a lot into it and put pressure on them but the quality in the final third wasn’t good enough. We’re going to try and work on that and hopefully there will be a different scoreline.”

O’Malley continued: “Everything can change so quickly. The Grimsby win brought us that momentum into Port Vale and that’s helped us to get another win and that’s two wins now - we hope to make it a third. 

“I think we’ve got to build on it, there are more points up for grabs. Like I said we’ve done it at home now and we need to be able to do it away. 

“We’re looking to move up the table. We’re looking to leave those teams behind us and trying to work our way up it."

See much more from Mason O’Malley on iFollow Iron. Click here to get your iFollow match pass for our trip to Colchester on Friday night.

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