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ASSENSO AND GOODE WILL DEVELOP WITH IRON

12 June 2015

United manager Mark Robins has spoken about his two youngest recruits since their arrival at Glanford Park.

Isaac Assenso signed for the Iron following a successful trial at the end of last season, while Charlie Goode arrived from non-league Hendon; with both very highly rated from their respective clubs.

“Isaac is very much one for the future,” Mark told The Iron Player.

“He’s got a lot of enthusiasm. He came in and played and he did some really good stuff. He needs to be fitter – he lasted for around an hour in the games he played, but he showed some good signs.

“He’s a little bit of an Isaiah Osbourne-type player and he’s a good size with decent feet. I think he’s certainly one for the future and there’s something there to work with, so we’ve given him that opportunity and he’s taken it; which is great.

“Charlie has come in from Hendon and is a 19-year-old centre-half,” he continued.

“We’ve watched him fairly closely and again feel he could add something to the side. He’s a big, big lad and he’s going to be a big lad. He’s 6 foot 5 now and hopefully we can work with him and develop him to be at the level he needs to be at.

“He may surprised with the standard he’s going to need to reach, but I’m not expecting him to be ready straight away, but I’ll certainly be looking to see him improve over the time that he is with us.”

Both will be in contention for the Iron’s first team games in 2015/16, with both coming to the club via differing routes. The Scunthorpe manager is eager to see how both will progress over the coming months.

“They’ve both done really well,” he stated.

“With Isaac’s situation, he’s come through from the Leeds United Academy, so they’ve both had a fairly different background whereas Charlie was at Fulham as a really young boy.

“He then went down the non-league route, which is great because it means he’s played men’s football. He’s had that under his belt, which is something that Isaac hasn’t had.

“They’re both still very young and we’ve got something to work with. We’re very much looking forward to working with them and seeing if they can improve.

Meanwhile, Mark insisted he and his management team still have a lot to do to get the team to where they want it to be by the time pre-season starts.

“We’re still working hard and we’ve still got quite a bit to do,” he added.

“We’re still on with one or two things and there’s still quite a bit of work and a number of players to come in yet.

“We’ll carry on with that and work towards that aim.”




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