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Taft looks to build on first win of the season when Iron visit Northampton

3 September 2021

Defender George Taft says spirits are high as United prepare for Saturday's away League Two trip to face Northampton Town.

The 28-year-old has started all five league matches so far and saw his side pick up their first win of the season against Tranmere Rovers last weekend after three draws prior to that.

He told iFollow Iron: "It was good to get that first win and build the confidence with three points on the board. I felt we created a lot of chances, defended well to keep them out and even though we have a few injuries we did well. It was a good game to be part of.

"We've had a good week of training and have worked on a few things ahead of Saturday. It's four unbeaten now and a positive camp. Communication is getting there, partnerships are building and we're all working out how each other plays.

"With new lads in, everyone is still gelling and that takes a bit of time, but the three draws have been a good building block to that first win. It's a real tightknit group and we all get on. We take our togetherness onto the pitch and we'll see how we can do."

Talking about the second clean sheet of the season which came from the match, Taft added: "It's part and parcel of your game as a defender. Get a clean sheet and you have a good chance of getting the three points. You want to keep the run going and see where we end up. We're getting organised and making sure the shape's strong."

Previewing the trip to Sixfields Stadium, he added: "I know Paul Lewis from my time at Cambridge and some of the staff. I know they will be well organised and difficult to break down, but we're looking forward to the game. They were relegated last season and have a good following at home, but we'll go there trying to get the right result."

See much more from George Taft and Neil Cox on iFollow Iron.

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