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28 January 2020

Dimitar Mitov says the U’s need to come out showing the same level of fighting spirit and quality in tonight’s Sky Bet League Two encounter with Salford, to back up the draw with Morecambe.

The U’s shot stopper produced an outstanding late save to ensure United held on to a much deserved point at the Globe Arena, after what was a vastly improved second half display against the Shrimps on Saturday.

The Bulgarian was quick to point out though, the importance of United not resting on their laurels to increase the value of the draw at Morecambe.

He said: “Obviously it was great to make the save and make sure we got the point at the end of the game. But you have to give the credit to the whole of the boys because the way the results have been going over the last few weeks, it makes it a really important point.

“We started the half conceding a very early goal, but the response from the boys was brilliant and were unlucky in the end not to take the three points.

“However, we can’t be satisfied with just a point at Morecambe away, we have got to build on that from the second half and improve. On Tuesday night we know we need to come out looking for all three points.”

Mitov explains the confidence boost the better level of performance provides after the early run of displays in 2020, and feels the U’s must now aim to bring that intensity from the first whistle against the Ammies.

“It was good to show to not just our fans, but to ourselves as well that we can do it. We are more than capable enough to play the way we played in the second half more regularly. We have to keep doing it, and whilst it’s not as easy as people think it is, we’ve shown we can do it and actually did it from a losing position too.

“The important thing now is doing it before conceding the first goal, we to do it when the game is nil-nil. We all want to go out on Tuesday night and follow it up with a good performance.

“It was brilliant to see that positive attitude from the boys in the second half, especially after losing 0-4 to Stevenage which we know wasn’t acceptable. After that game, we owed a performance to the fans and I felt we managed to do that for 40 minutes on Saturday. We need to continue that payback.”

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