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16 July 2015

Iron defender Scott Wiseman is looking forward to starting what he feels could be a successful campaign at his new club.

The Gibraltar international joined United from Preston at the start of the summer and has settled in quickly, although the 29-year-old said the squad were being pushed hard in pre-season training.

Wiseman told The Iron Player: “I've had a baptism of fire on the pitch, but I wouldn't have it any other way really.

“It's mainly been fitness to start with and then building into sports specific fitness work, as well as some defending and bits of everything else."

Settling in has been made easier for the defender as he has been joined at the Iron by former teammates Scott Laird and Jack King, who both signed from Preston in the summer.

He said: “I've played with quite a few of the players that are here and down the years I've known quite a lot of the staff, which is always a bonus coming into any football club so that's fantastic for me.”

Wiseman enjoyed a successful season at the Lilywhites last season, securing promotion from League One via the play-offs, beating Swindon in the final.

The defender is aiming for a repeat of last season’s joy and feels that his new side should be aiming for the top six as a minimum for the coming campaign.

The Gibraltar international said: “As a team, I think we want to be pushing on towards the play-offs.

“I think with the squad we've got and the players we've got, we should be setting that as a minimum target. My aim is to stay fit and in the team, helping the team in the best way I possibly can.”

Wiseman feels that the ambition is shared throughout the club and was one of the key reasons that swayed him to join Mark Robins’ side.

He said: “It was always going to be a case of seeing how ambitious the club were and the people they wanted to sign. It looks like those that have come in want to be here too, which is fantastic.”

See much more from Scott Wiseman on The Iron Player HD.

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