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Mark Robins hails Scunthorpe United display

2 February 2015

Scunthorpe Unitd manager Mark Robins thought his side were ‘brilliant’ as they produced an almost perfect away performance to win 4-1 at Leyton Orient.

Two goals by Tom Hopper plus one apiece from Liam O'Neil and Gary McSheffrey gave the Iron victory. Darius Henderson replied with a penalty for the hosts but at that stage Robins' men were already three goals in front.

“That was brilliant, exactly what you want from an away performance,” said Robins.

“There was more besides because even though it was a scrappy game, there was real quality in the goals we scored and the work that we put in.

"We were talking at half-time about keeping a clean sheet so if we are nit-picking, we are disappointed with the goal we conceded. But I thought that we were very good and could have won by more to be fair.

"We worked hard all over the pitch and we put balls into decent and dangerous areas, although I felt we got given a helping hand. Their goalkeeper was a bit nervy at the start and we were trying to keep the ball in and around him.

"In fact, I thought we let Orient off the hook a bit with a couple of set-plays we had after the second goal went in and we were trying to kill the game off before half-time.

"We had a terrific start to the second half with a great bit of quality from Paddy Madden who played a superb ball in and Tom Hopper got on the end of it and took the chance.

"So overall, I'm really, really pleased. We were superb I and could not have asked for any more from the players.”

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