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30 May 2014

Iron defender Eddie Nolan is looking forward the challenges that lie ahead next season in League One.

The defender was speaking to The Iron Player after he agreed a new one contract extension. 

Nolan said: “I've signed a new one-year deal with Scunthorpe and I am delighted to be staying here for another year. 

“We had a great season last year and we are all happy to be back in League One.” 

He added: “Last season was a great year for everyone associated with the club and we are looking to push on again next season.”

The Republic of Ireland international said he was only ever going to re-sign for the Iron. 

This means Nolan will be into his fourth season with the club – a period which consists of two permanent stay and one loan spell. 

“Re-signing was never in doubt,” Nolan said. 

“I only ever considered extending my stay with the club. 

“Personally I had a great year with the Iron last season and when you are playing a lot of games it only makes you want to stay.”

So far eight of the players who were offered deals have agreed terms with the club and by United managing to keep the core of the squad will be very beneficial next season.

“If we are able to keep a lot of the main squad here then that can only benefit us,” the United defender said. 

“We have a lot of quality players here and we all know what we are capable of achieving."

“If we can keep the momentum going that we created last season then we will just have to see where we can go from there,” he continued.

“On the whole last season, we had a great year defensively and in that success I have to include Sam Slocombe. 

“Like always we are looking to build on next season and that will make our squad a lot stronger.” 

He added: “If we can make a few signings here and there we will have another exciting year at this football club.”

Nolan says it’s a great feeling knowing that they will be playing in League One next season having suffered two relegations in three years. 

Nolan explained: “It’s a great feeling being back in League One. 

“It is never a nice feeling getting relegated."

“There is a lot more football played in League One and that will hopefully be better for us,” he continued.

“That will mean the fans will be watching a better standard of football and hopefully that’ll benefit us because we played some of our best football when we played proper football.”

The Irish international added: “There are a lot of big games for us next season and that also means a lot of local derbies.” 

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