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OSBOURNE READY TO FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE

17 October 2014

New signing Isaiah Osbourne said he is pumped up and ready to help the Iron's cause, following his arrival to Glanford Park.

The midfielder signed a short term deal with the club and is delighted to be part of the United squad going into this Saturday's home game with Colchester.

Osbourne has been without a club since he left Blackpool at the end of last season and wants to play a key part with Scunthorpe.

Osbourne told The Iron Player: “I’m delighted to be honest. I have been looking for a club since the summer so I am happy to have signed with Scunthorpe.

“I was training with Walsall for a couple of weeks and I have been at Port Vale recently, but apart from that I have been doing my own running really.

“I feel like I am naturally fit anyway.”

He continued: “I’m ready to go straight into the team.

“I’m a person where it’s mentally for me, I just keep going. Running isn’t my problem so I am just ready to go.”

Osbourne played at Nottingham Forest whilst current Iron assistant manager Ned Kelly was at the City Ground, and he said as soon as heard interest from Scunthorpe, he was straight here.

“I know he, (Mark Robins), has been at Coventry and Huddersfield, and I know people who have played under him. I have heard good things about him," he said.

“Obviously I know Ned (Kelly) from being at Nottingham Forest so that was pretty much it. It was Ned who called me and told me they wanted me at Scunthorpe. As soon as he told me that I was here."

Osbourne got a chance to train with his new teammates on Thursday ahead of the game with Colchester at the weekend and believes there is a lot of potential within the squad.

“I thought it went alright, there is a good group of boys here and a lot of potential so I feel the team are good enough to be higher up the table," he said.

“I play box to box. I feel I am a strong player and I feel like I am leader out there. You won’t see me talking much in the changing room, but once I’m out on that pitch, I feel I’m a leader.

“I’m just hungry to play.”

See much more from Isaiah Osbourne on The Iron Player.

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