On Tuesday, Sky Sports News sent their cameras around the country to complete their ’92 Live’.
Richard Graves was the presenter who visited Glanford Park, with Paddy Madden and Gary McSheffrey the two players who were to be interviewed alongside Iron fans Steve Ogg, Brian Drayton and Benjamin Drifill.
Graves spoke to McSheffrey first, mentioning the new stadium, and the expectations around the club:
“The manager has made quite a few signings in the summer and improved the squad. There’s a big expectation level now and pre-season’s gone as well as it could go – We just look forward to the weekend now when the league starts.”
Another question was fired McSheffrey’s way, this time he was asked about the importance of the Iron’s fans, and the 12th man scheme:
“They’re massively important. Every fan at every football club is massively important and are much appreciated, and it’s no different here.
“This 12th man package that the club have brought out is really good, and we just want to thank the fans that have got involved in it, for their money, their time and their support.”
Next up was Madden, who was also asked about the fans importance,
“It’s very important. As you’ve said there is a new stadium getting built for next season, and it gives the fans the chance to claim which seat they want – and other benefits for the fans too. It’s a good idea that the fans have come up with and it’s exciting times for the club.”
When asked about how the team were shaping up ahead of the season, Madden told Graves that we were shaping up very well,
“We’re shaping up very well. The Gaffer and the Chairman have assembled a really good squad and we should be up there, or there about this year.”
Madden and McSheffrey then handed 12th man packages to Iron fans Steve, Brian and Ben.
Iron fan Steve Ogg was asked how it felt to be handed the tickets from two players he watches week-in-week out for his club, and said:
“It’s great being down here and seeing the guys, they’re so friendly – and I’m really looking forward to the season.”
Next the camera panned over to Brian Drayton, who spoke about his hopes for the season:
“I think we should get in the top three, maybe even win the league – we’re looking really good.”
And a final thought was given by young United supporter Ben Drifill, who answered with one great word when asked how the Iron were going to do this season:
Both Gary McSheffrey and Paddy Madden also visited supporters Andrew Gould and Adam Gould to deliver their 12th Man packages. Further details of their visit will be available in due course.