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16 July 2014

Iron boss Russ Wilcox praised his side's application as they won 3-1 in their first friendly of pre-season.

The victory came at Bottesford Town on Wednesday night, with Sam Winnall and Paddy Madden (twice) finding the target.

24 players received a run-out with just David Mirfin and Terry Hawkridge missing out through a slight knee injury and a knock respectively.

"It's not about the results, it's about getting game time for each player," Wilcox told The Iron Player.

"Most of the players have played 45 minutes and I was delighted with the tempo we played at, and the intensity.

"Great credit to Bottesford. We always enjoy coming here, they look after us well and I thought they put on a good display.

"Saying that, on another day we probably could have scored 10 or 11 goals. Leigh Herrick had a great game for them in goal.

"We didn't quite have our finishing boots on but it was a good work-out.

"There were no injuries - that was the main thing."

He added: "I've got a good squad and there are lots of permutations I can use. I did that tonight and mixed the teams up.

"Overall, I was impressed with the run-out."

See much more from Russ Wilcox, Paddy Madden and Curtis Bateson on The Iron Player.

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