Iron midfielder Isaiah Osbourne is over the moon to have extended his contract at Glanford Park until the end of the season.Osbourne, who originally signed a short-term contract for Scunthorpe in October, had this to say about his new deal: “I’m delighted about it. I’m happy to have got it sorted as I can now concentrate fully on my football, instead of that side of things.”
The 27-year-old was impressed with the effort both him and his teammates put into the midweek clash at Chesterfield. Despite losing the tie 2-0 after extra time, Osbourne said “you cannot fault the team”, considering the shift the players put into their performance.
The midfielder, who featured for the majority of the clash, said: “We put in all that we possibly could into the game and pushed Chesterfield to the limit. We’re disappointed about the result but life goes on.”
The former Blackpool man chose to focus on the positives to come from the loss in the FA Cup Third Round. He said the team are determined to continue their form in League One, with the opportunity to extend their unbeaten league run to eight in this weekend’s match against Bristol City.
“We’ve got 24 more games left and obviously now we can concentrate on those league fixtures,” he said.
“As a team, we’re fully focussed and hopefully we can continue pushing up the table.”
Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins has brought in the likes of Tom Hopper, Jacob Murphy and Jordan Clarke this January transfer window. The added competition to the squad is something Osbourne welcomes as a player.
“We now have a bigger and stronger squad, meaning we have players playing for their places, which is always a good thing. That added pressure means you’ve got to be on point because if you’re not, someone will take your spot in the team,” he said.
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