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Robins backs goalkeeper Daniels

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Iron boss Mark Robins has given his support to goalkeeper Luke Daniels, who has come under increasing pressure from supporters.

The Iron have conceded two or more in their last 16 games away from Glanford Park and fans pointed the blame at the keeper for Tuesday’s loss at Gillingham.

Daniels has struggled to make amends with the fans since seeing red for an violent conduct on the opening day of the season- but Robins says he is going to stick by the Iron’s number one.

“Conceding two goals away from home is a monotonous statistic that we need to stop,” Robins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“Luke is by no means the finished article but he is the number one goalkeeper here.

“He is a capable keeper and a man who is serious about his job and keeping clean sheets. I thought he did the majority of things on Tuesday okay.

“It is the first time in his career he has been number one and he has spent too long being number two or number three.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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