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Mark on the spot

5 September 2013

Mark Howard is adamant that United's fortunes in League One will soon improve, speaking after Tuesday Johnstone's Paint Trophy success at Scunthorpe United.


The goalkeeper, deputising for George Long, saved a penalty in the shootout to pave the way for a 5-3 success, after the game ended goalless after 90 minutes.


Howard was understandably delighted with his contribution at Glanford Park and gave his full backing to the philosophy boss David Weir and his management team are continuing to implement.


The stopper remarked: "Personally a clean sheet is what I strive for every game, we defended well and although it was on penalties a win is a win.


"We are pleased to have progressed and overall I thought we probably deserved to advance to the next round.


"We played reasonably well in parts and the way we are trying to play at the moment has a big emphasis on us keeping the ball.


"It is positive and personally in time I think it will be very successful, we just need that breakthrough early in a game.


"If we get first goal I honestly believe our style of play will be very hard to combat.


"People perhaps think we are solely focused on passing the ball, but first and foremost we pride ourselves on being organised and difficult to breakdown."


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