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11 November 2014

United were drawn to face Worcester City in the second round of the FA Cup on Monday evening and assistant manager Ned Kelly expressed his delight at being handed a home tie.

Two goals from Gary McSheffrey helped Scunthorpe to a 2-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers and ensured the club a place in the next stage of the competition whilst Worcester produced one of the shocks of the opening round as they beat League One outfit Coventry City 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena.

And Kelly stated that getting a Glanford Park draw was exactly what he wanted.

He told The Iron Player: “I think it’s a brilliant draw because it’s a home tie.

“It’s great for the supporters. The FA Cup is a fantastic competition and it’s great for the fans to get a home tie.

“It was difficult at Forest Green and to get a home tie is what everybody wanted so we’re really pleased.”

Sunday’s success at Forest Green means the Iron have now won back to back games away from home and set up the second round clash with Carl Heeley’s side.

When asked if the two recent triumphs on the road have boosted confidence in the United camp, Kelly continued: “Yes of course.

“And most importantly for us as well was the clean sheet which is what we’ve been after ever since we got here.

“It was a difficult fixture against a team full of ex league players so we’re delighted to have won.”

All fixtures for the second round of the FA Cup are scheduled to take place on the weekend of 6th December and the match represents the first time Scunthorpe have ever faced the Conference North club.

The Dragon’s led 2-0 at one stage of their game against Coventry and Kelly admits they’re not a team to be taken lightly.

“They’ve got quite a few games before we play them so different members of staff will get to see them and we’ll have a good gage of what type of team they are,” he added.

“I saw bit of highlights from the Coventry game so they’re obviously a team with a certain quality.

“We’ll give them the respect that they deserve and welcome them to the football club but we’ll hope to get the right result.”

See much more from Ned Kelly on The Iron Player later this week.

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