One young Iron is keen to make a big impression in claret and blue next season.After being with the club for ten years, Levi Sutton recently signed his first professional contract with the Iron, with United giving him a one-year deal and the option of a further 12 months in the club's favour next summer.
Upon signing, Levi spoke to The Iron Player about how it feels to finally become a professional, after being here since he was a child.
“To come through the ranks from the age of under-8’s, all the way through to here – I’m really happy," he told us.
“I feel like I’ve worked my socks off to get where I am now, and I think I deserve it in a way.”
After captaining the youth side, and the reserve team too at stages last season, Levi was proud of the progress he made with the team.
“Being the captain I think it shows that you have plenty of leadership skills, and towards the end of the season I was captaining the reserves too, so I was happy with that," he added.
Towards the end of last season, Levi suffered a break in the leg during a training session, but could be back fit enough to take part in some parts of the pre-season training, as he undertakes rehabilitation following the injury.
“The manager (Mark Robins) told me to keep my head up, because I was a bit down after I suffered the injury," added Levi.
"He told me to become a student of the game, and watch a lot of football over the summer.
"The team is going to be strong next year, so I just need to take my opportunity when I get it.”
When asked what his targets are for next year, he reiterated a previous answer: “Take my opportunity if I’m given it.”
He went on: “If the manager gives me the opportunity hopefully I can take it. I just want to be in and around the team really.”