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SUTTON KEEN TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION

18 June 2015

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.”

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