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15 July 2015

Former Iron defender Nathan Stanton is delighted with his new role at the club and is enjoying being back at Glanford Park.

Stanton is the new Scunthorpe kit man, taking over from Matt Spencer, and has settled into his new role at the club he started his career with.

He told The Iron Player: “I'm really happy and have enjoyed my first few days so far, meeting the new lads and staff. It's been hard, but I've really enjoyed it.

“The first few days were about getting everyone measured up for the new training kit and then get squad numbers put on.

“It's definitely different and you see all of the other little jobs that have to go on in preparation for all of the players and staff, but I'm really enjoying it.”

The squad have flown out to Marbella for a training camp as part of their pre-season schedule, and the Iron kit man had a lot to prepare before the trip.

The training camp will present a good chance for the squad to gel before the new season starts, and Stanton believes that Mark Robins has assembled a very capable side ahead of the new campaign.

The former defender said: “It looks like a strong squad and I fully expect Scunthorpe to be up there challenging the top places and if not the play-offs.

“The spirit is good and it is good to be back around the banter. The lads are feeling confident with the players that the gaffer has brought into the club and I think they'll have a big push at it.”

Stanton said he was happy to be back at the club, but felt that there were a lot of changes since he was first at United as a player.

He said: “There have been a lot of big changes. The squad is bigger and there is more staff around the place. Then there's the sports sciences, the gym, the food they get is all different.

“I'd say they are very well looked after and don't really have to worry about anything else, whereas in my day you had to sort your own boots.”

There is set to be more change for the Iron, ahead of a move to a new stadium for what is hoped to be the start of the 2016/17 season.

While it may present more work for Stanton, he feels that it represents exciting times ahead for the club.

Stanton said: “There are some exciting times ahead for the club and also the town. Hopefully we can attract some more fans by getting promoted as we move to the new stadium.”

See much more from Nathan Stanton on The Iron Player HD.

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