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24 July 2014

Scunthorpe had a Dave Syers brace to thank during their 5-1 victory against Carlton Town on Wednesday.

 free-kick and converted a late penalty in the Iron’s convincing pre-season friendly win. HawkridgeThe central midfielder tapped in from a Terry 

.scoresheet also getting on the Mosanya described the run out as positives all round, with younger members of the squad such as Howe, Bateson and Syers

“It can only make them better and games like these help them stand in better stead if and when they’re needed throughout the season.”

“It’s great for the youth team lads to come in and be able to bud themselves alongside the more seasoned professionals,” he said.

, something he feels was important to get out of the way in preseason. He almost grabbed a hat-trick but was thwarted by a last-ditch clearance off the line from Carlton.Stokeld Stadium scored the Iron’s third and fourth goals in their emphatic victory at the Bill  Syers

 had no trouble with last season, notching ten goals for the claret and blue.Syers He said: “It’s always nice to get a couple of goals in preseason to remind yourself where the back of the net is,” something

“You come back and start getting to grips with the short, sharp passing and it’s easy to forget that football is about scoring goals – that’s what wins you games so you need to practice that as much as anything else. I just hope to continue scoring and let it carry on into the start of the season.”

believes this shows the quality in depth the squad has, in that they can field two strong line-ups at the same time. The friendly against Carlton Town happened simultaneously with the home game against Lincoln City, which the Iron lost 1-0. The 26-year-old 

He said: “We have a great squad coming off of last year’s success, and Russ has brought in some quality signings to beef up the competition all over the pitch.”

clear to see.was their effectiveness in the centre of the park  andSyerserstanding with from Blackpool seems to have formed a strong undry over the Millers. The new addition One of these signings is Neal Bishop, who featured in Scunthorpe’s victo

, describing how it could have been very easy to drop the pace against the First Division South opponents.fixture was quick to praise his teammates for their attitude and work ethic in this  He

He continued: “The pitch made it difficult given how long the grass was but they put on a great game for us. It’s very easy for some players to turn up with the attitude of ‘I don’t want to be here’, or to just amble through it, but we don’t have any lads like that. At the end of the day you get nothing from having that sort of work ethic.

“We’ve came here and everyone has put their all into it to the point where it almost spilled over a couple of times. In my opinion this is a good thing – it’s exactly what we need from preseason as the games need to be as realistic as possible.”

with an ice pack strapped to his ankle after suffering a knock late on in the game, although he insisted this was just precautionary. The midfielder spoke

He added: “It shouldn’t be anything to worry about. I just opened the joint of my ankle out a bit on that last shot, which is annoying as it would’ve been my hat-trick.

See much more from Dave Syers, and others, on The Iron Player.

“I’m just happy to get pretty much a full 90 minutes under my belt – I feel strong as do a lot of the lads I’m sure. A decent run out matched by a good result meant it was positives all round.”

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