Striker Kevin van Veen believes there is plenty to be encouraged by after the 4-2 home win over Sheffield Wednesday this week.A Paddy Madden double in the first half drew United back level twice, before van Veen broke through on goal and finished superbly in the second half.
A late, superbly taken Kyle Wootton header would finish the scoring off in a game which van Veen described as a great team performance:
"I thought we played really well," he told The Iron PlayerHD.
"We played solid from the back, and the strikers and midfielders as well - it makes it a lot easier to win games."
Having set up the opener for Madden, van Veen got his name on the scoresheet too – which he was very happy to have done.
He said: "I was happy with the one I scored, and I was also happy with the first one when I set it up for Paddy who finished well.
"I was just happy that we won 4-2 for our confidence. The staff and players deserve this because we're working very hard."
Two 1-1 draws, and yesterday’s 4-2 victory, mean the Iron are unbeaten against Championship opposition this pre-season. van Veen said it gives the team belief that they will be a top half of the table team next season.
He stated: "If we keep these performances up against Middlesborough, Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday, then we have a big chance to play up at the top of the league."
A goal and two assists the previous Saturday too leaves van Veen in good form ahead of the Burton Albion League One opener.
"Saturday (at Lincoln United) was totally different, but I was happy with my goal and two assists," he said.
"I played in the number 10 role which was different for me, but overall I was happy (with my performance)."
With our strikers scoring goals seemingly freely at the moment, van Veen mentioned: "Paddy was on fire already, and Kyle's was a great header - it was really decent to score goals like this."
The Dutch striker is coming to the end of his first full pre-season in England, and he is happy with how it has gone.
“It's gone fairly well, no injuries for me and I'm really fit so I feel good," he finished.
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