Date: 5th November 2015 at 8:21am
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It’s safe to say Luke Daniels has more than played his part in the improvement in form at Scunthorpe recently.

The former West Brom ‘keeper saw his cleansheet, and penalty save, against Barnsley on Saturday see him named in the Football League Team of the Week, which also made it back-to-back cleansheets following the one against Chesterfield previously.

Achieving such a thing isn’t something Scunthorpe, amazingly, had managed since March 2014!

Successive cleansheets has also seen further boosted confidence of all at Glanford Park after a disastrous run, which looked like it could cost Mark Robins, up for the Manager of the Month for October, his job but now Scunthorpe are flying with Daniels telling the Scunthorpe Telegraph this is something he’s looking for the Iron to take forward.

‘Back to back clean sheets is massively good for your confidence and it really does make you feel good about what you have done.

‘Our job is to keep clean sheets so when you are not keeping them it is disappointing but we’ve battled hard, dug in and come away with one.

‘It has boosted my confidence. You don’t want to concede goals so if you do the things to stop them going in, it is positive, so we can all take confidence from that.’

Daniels played down his own role in the Barnsley win on Saturday though, with the ‘keeper especially modest about the penalty save.

He added.

‘I had a look at him and something told me he would go that way so I have just gone and got the save.

‘My first thought after saving it was not to concede from the corner because there is no point in saving a penalty and then letting in a sloppy goal from a corner.

‘It was great to save but at the end of the day there were a lot of other good things that have gone on so we are pleased as a group.’

With ‘individual errors’ cut out and the back four being settled and ‘looking solid’ this has helped a predominately new squad assumed by Robins in the summer gel with them now just four-points off the play-off places with him targeting breaking into the top six.

If this is to happen Murray Wallace and Joe Lolley aren’t going to play a part as the Official Website has confirmed their exits.

Defender Wallace, who came to the end of his second-month on loan with Scunthorpe, returns to Huddersfield having scored once in his 13-matches whereas the Terriers took advantage of the 24-hour recall clause they had with Lolley to take the winger back to his parent club after six appearances for the Iron.

Both players, which is always the case, leave with the club best wishes and thanks from their spells at Glanford Park.


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