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EVERYONE IS READY TO STEP UP

31 July 2015

United defender Scott Laird says to score four goals and defeat a Championship side in Sheffield Wednesday is a good sign going into the upcoming season.

The Iron romped to a 4-2 victory over the second tier side on Wednesday evening, with Paddy Madden adding two more goals to the five already scored in pre-season so far.

"It's another good, solid performance against a very good Championship team," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"It's a shame to concede the two goals, but to score four goals against a Championship side is a good sign."

The Iron left-back was pivotal as his side cruised to the victory over Wednesday, with the former Preston man chipping in with a fabulous assist for one of Madden's two goals.

"I could have had one or two goals, it wasn't to be, but to get an assist is good," he stated.

"I feel sharp, strong, it's the best I've felt in a long time."

Laird sustained a knock before being replaced just after the hour mark, but he says it's nothing to worry about.

"I feel fine, i was just caught on the top of the foot," he said.

He said his injury highlighted how much quality is at Mark Robins' disposal if he needs or wishes to change things up.

"Everybody who's in the squad, not just the 18, not just the 11, is of very good quality and can step into the first team," he explained.

The wing-back then went on to say that he feels the Iron are ready for the upcoming season and the opening day visit to Burton Albion.

"We've got another two games now on Friday and Saturday. Everyone's going to get those minutes and hopefully we can be ready to play Burton on the first game of the season," he said.

"We're ready for Burton, and that's where the real season starts."

See much more from Scott Laird, Mark Robins and Kevin van Veen on The Iron PlayerHD.

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