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28th January 2004 0:12

It was a fair result. Both teams tried to play attacking football. You could describe it as a game of two halves. Scunthorpe probably shaded it in the second half. But if we had got the goal in the first half that our play deserved, it could have been different game.

Sometimes we over-played and I told the team to simplify things at the break. Both teams had classic penalty appeals turned down and, on reflection, I think both managers would settle for a point.

We played a bit more football today. It was exciting. But the ball's not quite running for the strikers at the moment.
We've had 6 clean sheets out of 8 games. I'm very pleased with that.

Liam did very well tonight. When his mind's right he sparkles and shines.
Jake was outstanding tonight, and Curtis played very well.

(On rumour about Barry Conlon): It's a bit frustrating having to deal with these rumours. We've not made a bid for him and I've not been to watch him. We're not targeting to bring him to the football club.

Swansea will be a humdinger of a game. I feel very confident that we'll give a good account of ourselves and hopefully take the points.

The fans were magnificent. A pat on the back for all 931 of them.
We take the clean sheet out of the game. There won't be many teams come here and not concede.

Transcribed by Martin Shaw.

Interview by Jason Harrison - Mansfield 103.2

Earlier, Keith Curle revealed on Mansfield 103.2 that the goalkeeping coach he has brought in is Simon Tracey.

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws believes his side deserved all three points after dominating their goalless draw.

The Iron struggled during the opening half and were fortunate not to be behind at the break as Bobby Hassell hit the post for Mansfield.

After the break Scunthorpe bossed the game, with Cleveland Taylor and Kevin Sharp both striking the visitors' woodwork.

"After the full 90 minutes I finished up disappointed," said Laws. "It was one-way traffic in the second half. We hit the bar and the post, their keeper made good saves and my players couldn't have done any more apart from scoring.

"We needed lady luck tonight to perhaps get us a scruffy goal. The fans that came know my players couldn't have given any more than they did.

"It was a totally different game then the one at Mansfield where they beat us 5-0 and I think Keith Curle will know they've got a good point here."


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