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17 February 2015

United’s George Evans made his first start for the club in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Swindon Town and he told Rhe Iron Player that it was a great game to mark his first start for the club.

Evans and his Iron team mates recovered from a goal down against the high flying Robins to take all three points at Glanford Park.

Paddy Madden, Niall Canavan and a first Scunthorpe goal for striker Kevin van Veen proved to be enough to move the team up to 18th position in the Sky Bet League One table, with games in hand on all the teams around them.

Midfielder Evans is on loan from Premier League Champions Manchester City and he played the majority of Saturday’s match, before his substitution in the 95th minute. He says that he has been impressed with his team mates since his arrival in Scunthorpe and was also happy with his performance against Swindon.

He told The Iron Player: “I thought it was a fantastic team performance and I thought the lads dug in really well.

"It was a big win for us at the weekend. It was a big game and Swindon are a very good team.

"I think the win shows how good we actually are and if we can build on that and keep going forward we go straight up the table.

"There are some really good players here and as long as we keep working hard as a team then we can achieve a lot.

“There are some fantastic players in this team, it’s a great squad and I think I’ve settled in really well.

"The lads have been great with me so it has been easy to settle in and I’m looking forward to my time here.

“I was delighted to get my first start on Saturday and I thought it went well. It was a good team performance and it was a massive win for us so hopefully we can build on that and take into Tuesday’s game.

“It was good to get back into League football, I’m really enjoying it and I’m really looking forward to the task ahead now with Scunthorpe and I think it’s a good opportunity for me.”

The next test for the Iron is against Chesterfield at Glanford Park in a fixture that both clubs are now used to, as it will be the fifth meeting between the sides this campaign.

Scunthorpe won the first fixture between the two at the start of the season, a Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash, but Chesterfield won the League fixture back in September.

More recently, it took a replay and then extra time for the FA Cup tie to be settled in Chesterfield’s favour and Evans and his team mates will be looking to avenge that cup exit with a League victory on Tuesday night.

The 20-year-old loanee also spoke of the message his parent club, Manchester City, sent with him when left Eastlands.

He added: “I spoke to Manchester City about me coming to Scunthorpe and I said to them that I really wanted to come because I think it’s a really good opportunity for myself and they agreed with me.

"They gave me the all clear and were delighted for me to go and wished me all the best luck, told me to keep in touch and to go and do well.

“Every game is a big game now. I’m really looking forward to Tuesday’s task, I think Chesterfield are a good side but I think we are definitely capable of beating them.

"We can build on Saturday and definitely do well! Every game is tough now because there a lot of good teams in this league. It’s down to us and how we play. If we keep playing the way we have in the last couple of games and hopefully get a few more results then we should definitely go straight up the table and I’m really looking forward to it.

“There’s a lot of games coming up so we’ve got to keep getting our heads down and keep focussing on the next game and then the next game and if we keep playing well then there a lot of things we can achieve.

"But it’s just all about the next game, keep doing well, keep working hard and then we’ll see how it goes.

“My aim is to keep getting starts. I think Mark (Robins) will definitely improve my game and working with the players here will also improve it so hopefully I can add a few goals and continue to keep the ball well.”

See much more from George Evans and Ned Kelly on The Iron Player.

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