Scunthorpe loanee Miles Addison spoke to the Iron Player following Saturday’s 1-1 stalemate against Yeovil.The defender discussed his personal take on the game, as well as updating fans on his fitness levels after finding first team appearances hard to come by at his parent club Bournemouth.
“Personally I’m delighted to get my first point for Scunthorpe and come through a 90 minute game again,” he said.
“I’m still building up my own individual fitness but the boys have been helping me a lot.”
The 25-year-old admitted the Iron were “under the cosh” for quite a lot of the game but went on to point out that fellow loanee and shotstopper Bobby Olejnik did not have a lot of saves to make.
He said: “Yeovil had a lot of the ball but we were able to clear a lot of their deliveries. The manager told us before the game that we needed to make first contact in our own box and I think we did that 90% of the time.”
Russ Wilcox made six changes from the side that lost 4-0 to Preston the previous week, albeit some were forced through injury. This, according to Addison, can hamper the rhythm of a team.
“We had a new back line for today’s game but as a unit we need to work together and know each other personally, which is only going to come with more time together," he stated.
“At the minute I think it’s a trial period for the manager in terms of who he’s going to play, but once we have a few games together and gel I think we’ll be fine.”
Paddy Madden returned to his former club to rescue a point for the Iron at Huish Park on Saturday, something that was almost a given according to Addison.
He said: “I don’t think you’d have got good odds on him scoring,” he said. “Hopefully he’s off the mark now and he can go on and do what he does best – scoring goals.”
The games are coming thick and fast with two fixtures a week being a consistent feature, continuing with the League Cup second round tie against Reading this Tuesday.
Addison admits being slightly disappointed to step away from the league campaign after notching his first point with the club, but says Tuesday will be a good occasion for players and fans alike.
He said: “We go into the game with no pressure so everyone can express and enjoy themselves. After a positive result today I didn’t really want a break from the league but it should be a good game, especially with Nigel Adkins returning, who is obviously a legend at Scunthorpe.
“For me it’s all about recovery now in time for Tuesday. Hopefully I’ve got a couple more gears in me and if I can just get that final bit of fitness I’ll be really good in a Scunthorpe shirt. If we keep getting positive results like today I have every confidence we can climb up the table.”
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