New Iron forward Luke Williams believed that there were a lot of positives to take from Saturday’s match against Notts County.The visitors won the game thanks to Zeli Ismail’s last minute penalty, although United had proved to be more than a match for high-flying County.
Scunthorpe created a good amount of chances and Williams felt that the side were very unlucky to not get anything out of the game.
Williams told The Iron Player: “I’m very disappointed to lose the way we did and concede so late on, but I thought we created a lot of chances and should’ve won the game comfortably so there are a lot of positives to take from the game.”
Notts County find themselves in third after their win at Glanford Park and Williams thought the performance showed his new side could compete with anyone in League One.
He said: “If we can create that many chances against one of the top three teams, like they are after that result, then we have a great chance against anyone.
“On another day we could have had five or six and that’s just how football is.
“When you’re down the bottom there that’s how it goes for you and we need the bits of luck like they got today to help us back up the table.”
The result was a cruel blow as the Iron were on top for most of the second half, creating a lot of chances in the process.
The defeat means new boss Mark Robins is still searching for his first win in charge, but Williams feels it’s around the corner and urged his team mates to push on.
He said: “There’s a lot of quality in the squad and we’ve shown that with the amount of chances we’ve created.
“I think the only way is up now and we will find ourselves in a much better position in the coming weeks.”
Williams joined on a one month loan deal from Middlesbrough during the week and was straight into the starting line-up, impressing the Glanford Park crowd.
The youngster was delighted to have the chance to come and play football and feels that he will get stronger with more game time.
He said: “I’m really enjoying it because that’s what I need, a good string of games. I haven’t really had that many games over the past few months so that will help me get back into top condition.”
“That’s the only thing I want to do now. I just want to play games and I got my first one today and played the full game, which is perfect for me and I just want to keep going now.”
It was a debut to remember for Williams as he collected the man of the match award for his impressive display.
The Middlesbrough youngster was pleased to have caught the eye of the Iron fans and was quick to show his appreciation.
He said: “I’m very pleased (to win man of the match), on my debut as well. There is no better feeling and I’d like to thank all the people that voted for me.”
See much more from Luke Williams, Andrew Boyce and Mark Robins on The Iron Player.