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O'Malley: We need to start the game better

2 March 2021

Defender Mason O’Malley has spoken to iFollow Iron about our last game, which saw us lose 2-0 to Cheltenham Town, and has also previewed the away encounter against Cambridge United this Tuesday (7pm kick-off).

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2 March 2021

Reacting to Saturday’s match ending United’s three-game home winning streak, he told iFollow Iron: “It’s disappointing, we wanted the three points but we didn’t start the game well enough as we were off to a bit of a slow start and we were always fighting to get back into the game from there.

“I think their keeper pulled off some good saves and think we created four really good chances whereas they created two and took their two but we couldn’t convert ours. It was nice to get involved and create the chances but it was disappointing we couldn’t convert them.”

O’Malley added: “It doesn’t get any easier in this league, we need to start the game better. We just need to start a bit brighter and hopefully we can progress quickly into the game.”

Despite the difficulties of losing the last two games, the former Huddersfield man is feeling positive. He commented: “I think it’s about turning it around now; we do want a good winning streak and we don’t want games where we’re not picking up points so I think it’s vital that we have that bit of belief and thinking that we can turn it around and win again.

“Every fixture’s hard in this league, we’ve got a couple of games where we are playing teams higher up in the table but there’s no reason why we can’t get points. We have got a good squad and we can take points from them.”

Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s game and the reverse fixture of when the U's beat the Iron at the Sands Venue Stadium earlier this season, the defender said: “We’re looking to change what happened here. We’re going there to look for three points - it’s going to be a tough fixture as we’re away from home but there’s no reason we can’t get anything from the game. I think it’s important that we stay organised."

Talking about the 17 games ahead, O’Malley said: “There’s going to be a lot of rotation in the team as games are coming thick and fast. We’re going to be playing two games a week for the vast majority of weeks so there are going to be a lot of changes. We’ve just got to be ready."

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