Date: 31st December 2015 at 4:11pm
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Scunthorpe went into Christmas with Mark Robins under a little bit of pressure again having, like earlier in the season, slipped a little too close to comfort to the bottom four in League 1. But a win over Doncaster on Boxing Day then the draw with Rochdale on Monday saw the Iron enjoy a positive festive period so they go into the New Year on something of a high.

Around this time last year David Mirfin, even earlier in the season, looked highly unlikely to have a future with the club but it was his goal on Bank Holiday Monday that earned a point in the one-all draw at Spotland.

With all things taken into consideration Mirfin, when speaking on the Official Website, felt a draw was a fair result.

‘Probably looking at the whole of the game as a ninety minutes, a draw is a fair result. I think both teams will probably come off thinking they both could have won it, and when both teams are saying that, I think a draw is probably a fair result.’

Mark Robins had already praised the performance of ‘keeper Luke Daniels, who made a number of saves, with Mirfin echoing such thoughts, in fact expanding further with him also ruing the post denying Darius Henderson a late winner from the bench.

He finished by saying the four-points from Christmas have given everyone a confidence boost heading into the New Year with promotion chasing Wigan coming to Glanford Park on Saturday with Scunthorpe going into this with a ‘good building block’ to work from.

‘To get the result on Boxing Day and combine it with today, I think it’s been a good couple of games. When you play two games like this in quick succession, I think the worst thing you can do is come out of it with no points. And to come out of it with four, and going into another home game on Saturday, it does give us a good building block, and I think it should fill us up with a lot of confidence.’

Daniels himself was also happy with the return from the last two-matches, which as said but for some of his saves perhaps wouldn’t have been as good as it was!

He, when himself speaking on the Official Website, admitted it ‘wasn’t the prettiest’ of games you’ll see but basically echoed his teammate in saying a point was fair.

‘It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we did well to grind it out and it’s not a bad result. Obviously we wanted to win both games, but we’ve not been able to get that done. I’d say it’s a positive result and four points isn’t a bad return.’

The ‘keeper was voted the Man of the Match on the social media scene through the Twitter feed, with him just happy to play his part adding he’s looking for a run of positive results now.

‘It’s nice to contribute to a decent point. We need to make this a difficult place to come to, and we did for a few games, but we`ve now had a few results that haven’t gone our away here. It’s important that we turn that around and make it a hard place to come again. I think there’s one thing about our dressing room that we try not to get too down about anything. We know at times we should have done better here, so it’s important we start stringing results together again and getting back to it.’


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