New Iron signing Miguel Llera says he is happy to have signed for the club and is now looking forward to getting stuck into training and playing games.The centre-back played for United in the pre-season friendly fixture against Huddersfield Town at Glanford Park last Saturday and helped the team keep a clean sheet against their Championship opposition.
He penned a one-year-deal with Scunthorpe on Thursday morning, with the option of a further year in the club’s favour, and expressed his delight at finalising the move.
He told The Iron Player: “I’m very happy to have signed for the club and I’m now looking forward to starting training and playing games.
“Everything is now sorted so it’s a nice day for me and I’m coming here to do my best for the team.
“I want to get involved and meet my teammates as soon as possible.
“I’ll be fully committed straight away and I’m now looking forward to the start of the season.”
The 34-year-old Spaniard spent the first ten years of his career in his homeland before making his first move to the English game with MK Dons in 2008.
He later played for Charlton, Blackpool, Brentford and most recently Sheffield Wednesday so will bring a wealth of experience with him to North Lincolnshire.
Llera also has a knack of contributing in the final third and admits that he will be looking to continue his impressive goal scoring form whilst in claret and blue.
“I played a lot of football in Spain during the first part of my career and this is now my seventh season in the UK,” he continued.
“But I’ll still be trying to improve and I’ll do my best to help the club fight for promotion this season.
“I’m not coming here for a holiday or to just stay in League One. This club was in the Championship a couple of years ago and I think we can get back to that level.
“My record shows that I do score a few goals and I’d like to do that here.
“I have scored a lot of goals since I arrived in the UK but the most important thing is for me to focus on my defensive duties and if I can score goals for the team then that will be even better.”
With just over a week until the start of United’s new Sky Bet League One season, Llera will now be looking to adjust quickly to life with the club ahead of the first game of the campaign away at Swindon.
And he said that his primary focus now is on getting as fit as possible ahead of the Iron’s divisional curtain raiser in nine days’ time.
He added: “I’m looking forward to starting training with my new teammates.
“I already know Deon Burton from my time at Charlton and the atmosphere in the changing room last Saturday was good so I’m expecting more of the same.
“I’m looking forward to the start of the season and I want to get as fit as possible and start the season properly.
“We have seven games in the first month of the season so it will be hard and we have to be prepared for that.”
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