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SETTLING IN FINE

20 October 2014

Iron new boy Isaiah Osbourne believes it is only a matter of time before supporters get to see him at his very best.

The midfielder had been without a club since leaving Blackpool at the end of last season, but played 45 minutes as the Iron drew 1-1 with Colchester.

Fans were able to catch glimpses of his all-action displays in central midfield and the 26-year-old was pleased to get some football under his belt.

Osbourne told The Iron Player: “I was delighted to be honest. I’ve not really played since leaving Blackpool so 45 minutes will do me well for the next few games to come.

“It was very good, obviously there is still a lot to come out of me. I feel with the more games I play the better I am going to get.”

Rory Fallon gave United the lead midway through the first half, but Freddie Sears gave the visitors a point to take back to Essex.

When asked about the result, Osbourne had no complaints and felt that it was a useful point for his new side.

He said: “Personally I thought it was a fair result to be honest. We are happy with the draw because they obviously had a few good chances at the end, so we’ll take a 1-1 draw at home.

“Don’t get me wrong, I felt we had our chances as well, but I think they had the best chances towards the end so it was definitely a point gained.”

The midfielder only joined the club on Friday, but was thrown into the action by new manager Mark Robins after arriving on a three month deal.

Despite being at the club for only a short period, Osbourne feels that he has already received a warm welcome from his fellow team mates.

The midfielder said: “I think the more I’m in there with them and training with them the more understanding I’ll get with them, but I feel I’m settling in fine and all of the boys have welcomed me.”

The Iron’s new addition was able to train with the rest of the squad on Thursday and has been training with Walsall and Port Vale, who are the Iron’s next opponents, over the summer.

Osbourne enjoyed training with his new team mates and felt that having a new manager had galvanised everyone in the squad.

He said: “It’s pretty intense. When a new manager comes in a lot of players want to impress plus the manager wants it at a high tempo, but they’ve been good training sessions.”

The midfielder also felt that he has seen enough positive signs to suggest the Iron can turn their season around and was full of praise for his new team mates.

Osbourne said: “Personally I think the players that we’ve got here are all good players and they shouldn’t be where they are in the table right now.

“I feel with the new manager on board and the way he wants to play, I feel we’ll push up the table.”

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

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