Curtis Bateson believes his loan move to Gainsborough Trinity is a good test for himself and he hopes to make an impact on the squad upon his return.Bateson is currently on-loan at the Northolme and is enjoying his time there. The forward player has scored goals in the Conference North and said that the loan move is benefitting him greatly.
He said: “It’s going well to be fair, I’ve started every game. I had to miss the FA Cup game as I couldn’t play but I am enjoying my time there.
“The whole point of the loan is to go out there and get some game time. It’s a good standard. The league below the conference so it is a good test for me."
“I was there last year so I know a few of the lads already which definitely helped me settle in,” he continued.
“I’m only young so I’ve got a lot to learn and at Gainsborough I think I can do that. I have learned a lot that I wouldn’t have, had I just been sat on the bench. It’s a good chance for me.
“If I keep creating chances and scoring goals, hopefully I will get my chance with Scunthorpe. That’s what I am trying to do."
Bateson spent time at Gainsborough last season too and believes the side have what it takes to make a push for the play-offs this season.
He stated: “They’ve definitely improved from last year. The home form is good as they haven’t lost at home yet.
"Hopefully there can be a push for the play-offs. I don’t see why not at the way we’re playing.
“It’s a youth loan so I get to train with the pro’s here, which I learn a lot from, and then I get to play my games at Gainsborough on a Saturday. The reserve games as well means it’s pretty much a win win situation for me."
Bateson is a supporter of the Iron and he hopes to take his chance in the first team when his time comes.
He stated: “I have been a fan of the club here since I was younger and I had a season ticket here too, so to sign a professional deal over the summer was great.
"It would be great to play for the first team.
“My aim is to make an impact on the team when I return. If I get the chance I will do my best to take it. That’s all I can do really is wait for the opportunity to come."