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Spence on being back in the side and pre-Barrow

15 January 2021

Midfielder Lewis Spence has looked ahead to the Barrow away clash on Saturday after he made his return to the team in midweek.

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United fought hard against Salford City on Tuesday night at the Sands Venue Stadium, but it was a late goal that set them back.

Speaking to Scunthorpe-United.co.uk, he said: “It was gutting to be honest, I thought we put a lot into the game and there was nothing in it. I’m not saying that we deserved to win, but we definitely didn’t deserve to lose. I felt really solid in the game and defensively as a team we looked really good. 

“We didn’t create as many chances as we would have liked. Obviously, there was a little bit of a mistake at the back. We lose as a team and we win as a team. Mistakes are going to happen from now until the end of the season for every club, but we need to all stick together. The good thing is that we have a game Saturday to put it right. That’s just the way it goes and we crack on for Saturday.”

Spence is feeling positive for the weekend, adding: “I thought the first half was a really tight game with both teams quite open and going for it. We didn’t create that much, which is quite disappointing and it’s something we need to work on, but that happens in football. 

United are away at Barrow on Saturday, but it is an important game as they are only three points behind us in the table.

“It’s a big game, but every game is massive now with 24 left, let’s get it right as we’re in a dogfight now. Everybody needs to realise at the club and the fans, that we’re in a dogfight and we’re ready for it," he said.

“It will be a tough game and conditions with the weather at the moment, I don’t think the pitch will be great. But that doesn’t really matter, we need to go out there and get three points.”

He added: “The disappointing thing is that we haven’t picked up points from the teams below us, and I think that is when you need to pick up points. We have a game on Saturday to put it right, but it’s a big one. The boys were in training today and it didn’t look like we were sulking, there was happy enough faces, so I think we’re all getting ready for Saturday.”

Talking about his return to the side, he expressed how delighted he was to return, he said: “I’m delighted to back in the team and get a full 90 minutes. I watched the team for a couple of games and the boys did really well against Walsall and Stevenage. But that’s just the way it goes, sometimes it’s either injuries or out of form and I’m man enough to say that, but it’s about the team. On a personal note, I’m really happy to back in the team.”

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