Date: 23rd August 2015 at 8:12pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said he was pleased with the response and character of the side in the score less draw with Scunthorpe this weekend.

Speaking to the official site following the trip to Glanford Park yesterday the gaffer said he was delighted with the performance during the game and he felt we certainly deserved the point we came away with.

‘I’m absolutely delighted. We deserved that little bit of luck that we got at times, especially with the penalty miss. On another day we could have had two or three goals. The chances we created were excellent. There are plenty of positives for us to focus on. At some stages during a season you have to dig in, you have to roll your sleeves up and compete – at this club more so than anywhere. Today we have done that and we have done that as a team.’

Harris went on to say that with the players putting in that ‘phenomenal’ effort for 90 minutes he saw the fans really feed off it and that in turn gave the players extra energy and desire to see it out, so picking up our first clean sheet of the season was a ‘big plus’ for him – especially with how results have gone so far this year in more recent times.

With Jordan Archer and Ben Thompson making their full debuts, they came in for praise as well from the manager.

‘The team as a whole was outstanding. We made a call to play Jordan and while he was disappointed, Fordey was the complete professional that he is. He helped Jordan prepare for the game. He was excellent from the first minute to the last and made some real good saves. Ben was a breath of fresh air in the team. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious and it rubs off. He came in on merit with the performances that he has put in off the bench and I was delighted with the team, but also those two individuals especially.’

With almost 400 making the trip, Harris was full of praise for them as well because he knows at this time of year money is tight, but they were all fantastic in their support.

‘The positivity from first minute to last was great. It’s the school holidays, people are having to spend their money every day looking after the kids and taking them places, and we get 400 coming all the way up here. Do I expect it? No, you never expect it, but because it is them they do it for us. We are all in it together.’

With the draw bring an end to three successive losses, hopefully that is the line drawn now and we can start seeing a few more clean sheets and more favourable results to get our year really going.

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