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"I WANT TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING"

4 June 2015

Fresh from making the switch to the Iron, penning his first professional contract, Isaac Assenso stated he can’t wait to get going.

The central midfielder, who can also play in central defence, signed a one-year deal, with a further year in favour of the club

“I’m very happy to sign and I’m ready to hit the ground running,” he told The Iron Player.

“I thought when I played (for the club last season) it went well and I really liked it. I played well and it’s quite different to the style of play we had at Leeds United, but it’s something I’ll get used to and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I started out at  a Sunday League team and I ended up at Leeds after being scouted in the under-16 season. I spent a year there and I got my scholarship, spending two years at Leeds.”

He added: “Unfortunately it didn’t work out, but I’m very happy to be here focusing on Scunthorpe.”

Isaac was one of many trialists that arrived at Glanford Park towards the end of last season, but he impressed manager Mark Robins with his excelling performances – earning himself a deal for the 2015/16 season.

“I’m obviously delighted with that,” he continued.

“It’s a big opportunity to come here and I’m just happy that the manager has taken a chance on me and I’m looking forward to doing well for the club.

“I’m predominantly a centre-half, but I can also play in a defensive midfield position. I’d say I’m a big and powerful player – and very quick as well. I like to keep clean sheets and that’s my main focus within my game as that’s what I really like doing.”

He added: “I do like to get forward as well.”

It’s all new for Isaac, having never been away from his family before, but at 18-years-old and 6 foot 4 inches tall, he’s ready to make the step into league football.

“It’s something I’ll get used to,” he said.

“I’ve never moved away from home before, but I’ll cope with it and get used to it. The future of the club is big for Scunthorpe and I’m looking forward to it and all of the changes which are going to happen.

“I’ve never had much change, but I’m looking forward to everything that’s coming. I’m hoping to settle in quickly, get fitter and better.”

He added: “I’m hoping the fans will like me, I’ll enjoy the fans and I’ll like Scunthorpe. I’m raring to go – already doing my fitness work and I’m ready to hit the ground running.”




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