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SEVERN DELIGHTED TO HAVE RE-SIGNED

24 June 2014

Iron goalkeeper James Severn has spoken of his excitement after signing a new one-year-deal at the club.

Severn’s contract expired at the end of the 2013-2014 campaign but has put pen to paper to extend his stay at Glanford Park to a third season.

And the shot stopper knows that the key to claiming a regular starting slot between the sticks will be to remain patent and wait for his chance to come.

He told The Iron Player: “I’m really excited to have signed for another season with Scunthorpe.

“I’m looking forward to working with Russ (Wilcox), Mussy (Paul Musselwhite) and Sam (Slocombe) again.

“It was a pretty easy decision really, there was a bit of negotiation but I think it was a good decision to make.

“I’ve been pushing Sam for two years now and last year he did really well but I’ll keep working hard.

“Sam had to be patient so I’ve got to be patient as well and my chance will come.”

The 22-year-old has made just one substitute appearance for United since joining from Derby County in May 2012 but stated that a big part of his decision to stay in North Lincolnshire was to keep working in the Football League.

And with the challenge of League One football in store, Severn is backing the current crop of players to perform in the third tier.

“I enjoy it here and I want to keep working in the Football League, I don’t really want to drop out of it to be honest,” he added.

“We’ve already got a reasonably strong squad here and there are obviously a couple of new players that have come in so I think we’ll be fine.

“It’s good to keep the core of the squad together.”

See much more from James Severn on The Iron Player.

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