Date: 25th November 2015 at 5:06pm
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Manager Mark Robins has given his thoughts following another quick turnaround of games that saw Scunthorpe face Bradford at the weekend and Bury on Tuesday evening.

Bradford Highlights
Audio – Robins On Bradford Defeat

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference following the two nil defeat at the weekend, Robins said he was deeply ‘disappointed and frustrated’ following the result.

‘I`m disappointed and frustrated. I think we were poor. They were better than us which is something that we don`t normally say here but having said that, it could have been different. We had the first opportunity in the game through Neal Bishop early on and their goalkeeper made a great save from Kevin van Veen`s header. Then he had another opportunity, finding space in a tight penalty area before dragging it wide. We created our own problems because we didn`t pass it as well as we normally do. We didn`t work the ball wide enough and we didn`t do things with purpose. They`re a good side in the first half, they come out and fight and try and get on the front foot and give themselves an advantage and that was disappointing because we looked like we could do something.’

With Darius Henderson starting the game and Kevin van Veen’s second half introduction, the gaffer was relatively happy with both of their individual performances but he was annoyed that neither had a greater impact on the match.

‘With Tom Hopper being out, we`ve had a mix of Darius Henderson and Kevin van Veen and I thought Darius worked his socks off. I thought he worked really hard but in working hard, he came out and was less effective then he can be when he goes up against centre halves. We needed to get the ball wide and get good quality into the box and in his defence, we didn`t manage to do that. Kevin also did well but we just couldn`t find a route back into the game.’

Audio – Robins On Bury Win
League One – Bury 1-2 Scunthorpe

Speaking to the Official Site in his post Bury press conference, Robins was all smiles as we claimed the late win.

‘It was very open. We`re delighted to get the three points at the end of it and it was always going to be a hard-fought game coming here. Bury are in the top six. For us, we`ve had a game against Bradford where we didn`t perform and they did well. These have obviously watched it and tried to emulate some of the things they did against us. In the end, we dealt with it pretty well. We rode our luck a little bit, but then again we had opportunities to score. It was too open. Both myself and David Flitcroft will be saying the same thing. We dealt with a lot of aerial threat.’

Robins went on to confirm that David Mirfin was withdrawn with a hamstring problem, but he was pleased with the performance of Charlie Goode who replaced him and dealt with the threat of Leon Clarke well for the rest of the match.

‘We lost Mirf and when Charlie came on, we were different as he has different attributes. He dealt with Leon Clarke really well. That`ll stand him in good stead. He makes one or two mistakes, but we all do and he`s a good player. David has a hamstring problem, but I don`t know how serious it is. We will assess him.’

Robins went on to add.

‘We had enough chances tonight to win that game by a bigger margin and having said that they could have also taken their chances and it would have been 8-4 – to us!’

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