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THREE POINTS WERE MORE IMPORTANT

3 November 2014

Saturday’s first scorer Luke Williams expressed his delight after getting on the scoresheet to help the Iron to a first win under Mark Robins.

The loan man, who arrived from Middlesbrough on a one-month deal before the Notts County game, opened the scoring at London Road after 14 minutes, when he skipped past the Posh’s defence before finishing neatly.

“First of all, I’m delighted to get my first goal for Scunthorpe and more importantly to take three points from the game,” Williams told The Iron Player after the 2-1 win.

“Peterborough are a very good team but we were harder to break down with our shape and how we went about things.

“We frustrated them at times and it worked in our favour in the end.”

The Teesside-born 21-year-old impressed on his debut with a man of the match performance and he was influential again on Saturday, but he insists there’s more to come.

“I think I’ve okay but I think I can do better,” he said. 

“That will come with more game time and hopefully I’ll be able to show more of what I can do on the pitch.”

He started his first game alongside Isaiah Osbourne and Sean McAllister and this week Neal Bishop came back into the side in place of the latter and Williams admits he’s enjoyed playing with both players, who are great professionals.

“I know they are both good players who go about their job well and train well and it was easy enough for Bish to slot back in,” he added.

“We’re raring to go for Sunday now.

“The win has massively lifted the squad, everyone’s got a major buzz from it, all the lads were delighted in the changing rooms and rightly so because we deserved it. Hopefully we can carry it on.”

The Sky Bet League One programme takes a break next week as it is the first round of the FA Cup, when we travel to Vanarama Conference side Forest Green.

Williams is still awaiting to see whether his parent-club will allow him to play in the match at The New Lawn. If he plays, he will then be ineligible to play in the competition for Middlesbrough for the remainder of this campaign. 

“I still don’t know about the FA Cup, so we will wait and see,” he commented.

“Obviously I want to play as many games as I can - that’s why I came out here on loan - so hopefully I get permission.

“It’s not a problem for me but Middlesborough will make that decision and they will let me know what they want me to do.

“At the end of the day, they are my club so it will be down to them to make the decision.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Isaiah Osbourne and Luke Williams on The Iron Player.

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