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6 February 2015

Newly recruited Dutch striker Kevin van Veen pulled on his Scunthorpe training gear and prepared with his team-mates for the first time since making his move from FC Oss.

Van Veen signed from the Jupiler League side on January 30, penning a three-and-a-half year deal with United, and he spoke about his move to the UK, and how he felt first session with the rest of the players went.

“It was a busy time but I’m happy to be here and now I’m here, the first training session went really well," he told The Iron Player.

"I think training went okay. The session was short but overall I think it went well.”

With there being many differences between the Dutch and English style of football, van Veen spoke about what he noticed in Thursday's training programme, and what the coaching staff had to say to him.

The striker stated: “It’s a little bit faster but I think I can adapt to it well.

"The manager Mark Robins said to me I did really, really good, so I hope it all goes well.”

Moving to a new country can be daunting, especially on your own, with where to live and how to get around can be a problem, but van Veen told us about his immediate plans after his move to the Iron.

He said: “I’m staying in a hotel for three weeks. I have that time to search for an apartment, a car and stuff like that.

"After Thursday's training session I went apartment hunting and searching for a new car. I hope I settle in really quickly.

"I’ve come over on my own. My girlfriend will stay for three more months in the Netherlands, then she’s going to America for one month on vacation, then she’s moving to England.”

The striker is looking forward to this weekend’s game with Oldham, with the forward in with a chance for making his United debut.

He said: “I can’t wait to play at Glanford Park.

"I hope I get some minutes and make my debut, and maybe even score a goal or something.

"I hope we win, that’s the most important thing, but I want to do well if I get given some minutes from the manager.”

See much more from Kevin van Veen, Jordan Clarke, Neal Bishop, Ned Kelly and Mark Robins on The Iron Player.

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