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19 August 2014

The Iron face Fleetwood Town on Tuesday with the aim of notching their first points of the season.

The Cod Army entered this season on the back of promotion from League Two, as did the Iron, though Town have won two from two in the league going into Tuesday’s evening fixture at Glanford Park.

Deon Burton spoke to The Iron Player ahead of the tie stating “It’s going to be a tough game, every game’s going to be tough.

“Obviously we know a bit more about them than we do the others because we played them last year.

“They’ve had two good league games this season so they should be on a high and we’ve got a point to prove after two losses. It’ll be a good game I think.

“We haven’t got any points on the board so anything tomorrow is a bonus but we’ll be going out there to get the three points.”

The United striker is looking to utilise the packed fixture list that comes with league football to provide a reaction to Saturday’s 4-0 defeat by Preston North End.

He stated: “It’s always the reaction that we look for after a defeat. It’s down to the eleven that go out there to try and put it right, keep the shirt and learn from their mistakes.

“Onwards and upwards, as they say.

“That’s a bonus of having Saturday-Tuesday games. It’s a quick turnaround and a chance to put the wrongs right on Tuesday.”

Burton featured for the first time since a knock at Swindon on Saturday and is aiming for more game time having recovered from injury. The addition of Billy Kee to United’s ranks served to impress the striker.

The added competition, he said, is something that can only be of benefit the squad and the team.

“I’m fully fit and ready to go. I’m always glad to come on. I want to be out there, I want to be playing," he said.

“The more time I’m out there the happier I’ll be, to be able to help towards getting the three points.

“We did have Curtis bringing up the rear but we’ve brought in Billy Kee to bolster the attacking.

“It can only bode well for us. It’s a big signing and it shows we’ve got the power to go out and do that with the help of the Chairman who’s been able to help Russ with that fourth striker.

“It’s good for the squad. The more quality you’ve got the better it’ll be for the squad and the team.

“It keeps all the players that have got the shirt on their toes knowing there’s someone on the outside waiting to take your place.”

See much more from Deon Burton, and others, on The Iron Player.

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