Defender looks for United to bounce back against Gateshead
United may have lost to Bristol Rovers on Saturday but one bright spot was the return to the team of defender Johnny Mullins. The former Rotherham skipper had been sidelined with an ankle injury but slotted in as though he had never been away on Saturday.
“I felt fine” he told Yellow Player after the game. “I just wanted to come back in and win and keep a clean sheet because the lads have been doing so well. Ultimately we couldn’t do that but the injury was fine and felt OK so I just have to keep my head down and keep working.”
Mullins partnered Michael Raynes at the heart of the defence on Saturday with captain Jake Wright moving across to left-back to cover the absence of the suspended Tom Newey. The game was decided by a contentious penalty; the only goal United have conceded in the last five games, although that statistic was little consolation to Mullins:
“I thought they came to make it as difficult as they could and hang on for a point. We were bitterly disappointed that they took away all three. The beauty of this league is that anyone can beat anyone. Rovers hadn’t won for six games or something like that but they got a goal and held on. A deserved win? No I don’t think so, but they got it and we just have to react.
“On another day I think we would win that game three or four nil but we just have to remain positive and do what we have done so far this season and bounce back.”
United get the chance to bounce back straight away as they welcome Gateshead in the first round of the FA Cup with Budweiser this Saturday. Prices have been reduced to just £10 for adults in all areas for this game as the most famous cup competition in the world kicks off.
Come and enjoy the magic of the FA Cup by calling 01865 337533 or visiting www.oufctickets.co.uk to book your place.