Kyle Wootton was pleased to get on the pre-season goals trail at the weekend.The teenager hit the back of the net twice and played a massive part in the Iron’s first goal too, as they stormed to a 5-2 victory away at Lincoln United on Saturday in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup quarter-finals.
The players who were left on the bench for Friday’s friendly with Bolton travelled to Lincoln, to take part in a side that was mixed with a handful of youth team players.
Having progressed from the Iron’s youth academy himself, Wootton was one of United’s stand out performers on the day, but his and the teams performance weren’t the only things the players could take from the match.
“It’s great to get 90 minutes, that’s the main thing first and getting fitness. It was a good game and we got the result," he told The Iron PlayerHD.
“We really wanted that clean sheet, but we’re through to the next round.”
Left out of the squad at Bolton, Wootton hopes his performance and goals on Saturday will give the manager some welcome selection headaches.
He said: “It’s great for me getting back in the goals. I want to keep the gaffer thinking about things. It was great to get back out there and get two goals,
“It’s good to get one goal, but two will help me even more. It’ll keep the gaffer thinking and that’s what I want.”
Keen to praise his opposition, Wootton said: “They did well to be honest, they put themselves about and gave it their all – but (towards the end) they got tired and our quality was shown from us."
On Friday night, United drew 1-1 with Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers, and Wootton was impressed with how the squad was shaping up in preparation for the big season opener at Burton.
He added: “You can see from the game yesterday against a Championship team, Bolton, they’re a good side but the quality of our team this season is looking really good.
"I think with the players we’ve got we can definitely get in the top six.
“It’s been a good start and hopefully we can carry it on into the season.”
After making his senior debut in the 2014/15 season, Wootton hopes to make many more appearances for the first team this coming campaign:
“I’d like to try and get in there and get a few more starts, and as many minutes as I can. We’ll see what happens when the season comes," he concluded.
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