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Nelson updates as Iron get ready to host Woking

12 December 2022

Iron interim manager Michael Nelson is calling on his squad to build on Saturday’s goalless draw at Yeovil Town.

The side kept a first clean sheet in 35 matches at Huish Park, with the former defender looking for United to emulate that in Tuesday’s home league encounter against Woking.

Speaking to Iron Player ahead of the game, he said: “On the back of a positive result and performance down at Yeovil, hopefully the lads will take that into Tuesday night.

“With the home advantage as well, hopefully that will be the kick that we need. It was good for the 78 that travelled to Yeovil that they had something to take home. Hopefully we can use that as a springboard to get the home form going again.”

Reflecting on the recovery and preparations for the game against Darren Sarll’s team, Nelson spoke about the weather and the forecast over the next 24 hours.

“It was a long trip back with the lads, but everyone was alright after the game,” he continued.

“There were a couple of bits of stiffness and aches and pains but, on the whole, everyone was fine and good to go into tomorrow’s game.

“We thought the training pitch might be frozen on Monday this morning, as it was on Friday. We managed to get in a session before we left on Friday, but it was quite crispy. It was perfect this morning (Monday) and it hadn’t been covered. It was nice and soft, so we got a full session on the training pitch and we are good to go.

“The training pitch wasn’t covered and was fine, but the main pitch has covers on the whole of it, so we are expecting no issues with that.”

Woking come to Glanford Park in fourth position in the National League following a positive first half of the season. Their target in the second half of the campaign is to emulate that success and be in with a shout of the EFL next season.

“Woking are doing well. They are really good defensively - nice and solid,” said Nelson.

“They carry a threat going forward as well. They’re a big, strong team, and will be a real test for us.

“The games are coming thick and fast. Over the Christmas period, we’ve got some real tough games coming up, but we’re just fully focused on the next one, which is Woking, but it would be really nice to reward the fans with a good performance and a good three points.”

See much more from Michael Nelson and Owen Foster on Iron Player.

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