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24 July 2014

Iron goalkeeper Sam Slocombe was disappointed to be part of the team that lost 1-0 to Lincoln on Wednesday evening.



However, he has highlighted the benefit of two games going ahead at the same time.

 squad, one for the Lincolnshire Senior Cup semi-final clash with the Imps and one which travelled to non-league side Carlton Town meaning that the majority of the squad were able to play a full 90 minute match.United Manager Russ Wilcox selected two different sides from the

 Park against Lincoln and was upbeat after the game, despite the result.Glanford was involved in the game at  Slocombe

.The Iron Player “It’s disappointing to lose but it’s still pre-season so it was a cracking game to have at the point we’re at,” he told

It was a big game for them and they wanted to come and impress but up until the last 10 minutes, they’d not had a shot on target other than the free-kick that was scored. “

 at the other end.opportunities “They did have a few chances in the last 10 minutes but we were pushing for a goal so they were always going to get

“On the whole I was impressed with how we performed and sending two teams to two different venues on the same night meant that the majority of the first team could get 90 minutes.

“It was also nice to see the three young lads get the last five or ten minutes and they looked promising so it was a good game all in all.”

 the importance of getting miles back in the legs after the summer break.emphasised has Slocombe It’s now three weeks since the players returned for pre-season training and 

He also stated that confidence is high in the camp after the promotion winning campaign last season and is pleased that the three new additions have settled in well to life at the club.

He continued: “Pre-season has been good so far because we’ve not really picked up many injuries and that’s the main thing.

got an injury but we don’t believe that came from pre-season training, it’s just one of those things that happens over time but that’s sorted now and he’s on the road to recovery.) Mirfin (David Mirf “Obviously 

“Other than staying injury free, the important thing for the first three weeks is about getting the miles in the legs through running and we’ve managed to do that.

“We’ve got a great squad morale and we’re all still on a high from last season. Everyone bounces off each other, you can see the work rate from everybody in games and that’s what you get from a successful team so we’re hoping to continue that this year.

-Williams) worked tirelessly up and down the wing and showed a turn of pace that is quite devastating.”Myrie Jennison (Jenno (Neal Bishop) has brought some well needed experience with him, Lyle (Taylor) was unfortunate not to get a goal tonight and Bish “The three new lads have settled in really well to the squad as well. 

. The Scunthorpe squad will now regroup ahead of their next pre-season friendly fixture against Championship side Huddersfield Town on home soil this Saturday

 is looking forward to the difficulty of the challenge.Slocombe The Terriers are entering their third season as a second tier side and the game promises to be a tough test for Wilcox’s men but 

 Park,” he added.Glanford “It’s definitely a step up in opposition and it’s nice to play in those games and good to welcome that calibre of team to

“I believe Joe Murphy will be coming back to the club so it will be nice to potentially play against him but it will be a big test for us and that’s the level that we want to be at.

“We’ve got players in our squad that have played at that level before and I’m sure they will rise to the occasion.

“We’re going to have to make better decisions when we’re in possession though and be a little bit more patient when we have the ball against a team that are in the Championship for a reason.


See much more from Sam Slocombe, and others, on The Iron Player.

That will be Friday’s job but come Saturday, we’ll all be focused for that game.” .  much yetthe Huddersfield game “Pre-season games come thick and fast but we’ve not thought about 


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