Midfielder George Evans says he is loving his time at Glanford Park since his arrival on loan from Manchester City.The 20-year-old central midfield player has made 11 straight appearances for Scunthorpe during his loan move and has been in the starting line-up for the last four matches.
Evans, who scored his first Iron goal earlier this month, says the preparations for Saturday’s trip to Rochdale are going well and also commented on his individual performances so far this season.
He told The Iron Player: “I’ve had a good run in the team and I am really enjoying my time here. Mark Robins has really put faith in me so hopefully I’m repaying him by doing it on the pitch. I think it’s been a fantastic opportunity for me.
"The lads have been great, Mark’s been great and all the staff have been great so it’s been really good for me.
“Training has been lively this week and the lads have been really good and really at it and I think there’s a bit of a buzz around to do well on Saturday to hopefully get the three points.
"It’s going to be a big game for both teams. There are not many points that separate us from the middle section of the league so I think it is going to be very important for us to go there and get the win.
“It’s quite local to where I live and I know a lot of good players there so it’s going to be a good task for us and hopefully we can come out on top and win the game.”
Scunthorpe go into Saturday’s fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw with fifth-placed Sheffield United and Evans, who played 73 minutes of the game, said he thought it was a close game that the Iron were unlucky not to win.
He added, “I thought it was a good battle between two good teams. We had some good chances in the second half to win the game so we’re a bit disappointed about that but I think it was a good draw in the end.
"I think we had the better of the chances, we played some good football and we were unfortunate not to get the result.
“Picking up points at this stage of the season is vital for any team and as long as we can continue to pick up points then that will be good for us.
"We had a lot of games in a short time but the lads haven’t been complaining.
"The games coming are good for us and it’s nice for us to get a little break and have a rest and again we’ve not had a game this Tuesday night so it allows us another couple of days of rest so hopefully we’ll be at it on Saturday.”
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