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GLAD TO COME OUT INJURY-FREE

24 July 2014

New Iron winger Jennison Myrie-Williams was pleased to get the first 90 minutes of his Scunthorpe career in the game against Lincoln on Wednesday night.

Despite losing the game 1-0, Myrie-Williams felt that it was a good workout that allowed the majority of the team to get a full game for the first time this pre-season, which is vital as the Iron now start to look towards the beginning of the season.



He told The Iron Player: "I really enjoyed the game, more so second half because I think we got to grips with the game and their shape and we started getting a lot of joy and I started to get the ball a lot more.

"It was a shame about the result but I think the main thing was everyone coming through the game injury-free and getting ninety minutes.

"A lot of us have done that today so there’s a lot of positives to take from the game.

"We’ll work on the negatives and take the positives into the next few weeks leading up to the season."

With Lincolnshire Senior Cup rules only allowing three substitutions, it gave Myrie-Williams the chance to get a full game under belts and he said that it felt good to be able to get that under his belt.

"It was good to get the minutes into my legs and I felt pretty good towards the end of the game so my fitness is obviously coming along nicely," he added.

"I think at this stage of the season, it’s all about getting my body right for the first game of the season and I think I’m well on my way to doing it."

It was another step up in opposition for the Iron after playing Bottesford and Gainsborough and the winger believes that this is something that teams need during pre-season.

He continued: "We played Lincoln today, we’ve got Huddersfield on Saturday and then another game against Leicester the following week so the other games are gonna be a step up and that’s exactly what you need leading up to the season."

Myrie-Williams is also hoping to get the chance to test himself against higher opposition once again on Saturday when the Iron take on Huddersfield Town at Glanford Park.

"I’m really looking forward to the game; it’ll be a test because they’re a good Championship side and that’s the sort of level we need to aspire to," he said.

"These are the sort of games where you go out and test yourself against so-called better players and you can see where you are so yeah, I’m really looking forward to the game, I’m sure the boys are and that it’ll be competitive."

See much more from Jennison Myrie-Williams, and others, on The Iron Player.

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