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12 May 2015

Goalkeeper Joe Anyon was pleased to get contractual matters out of the way and seal his future at Scunthorpe United.

The former Port Vale trainee penned a two-year deal on Tuesday afternoon (May 12, 2015) seeing his remain at the club until at least June 2017.

"I'm happy to get it done," he told The Iron Player.

"I'm now looking forward to next season and pushing on from there. The gaffer told me to come back and show that I'm willing to get in the team and basically build for the next two years.

"I want to help Scunthorpe United in any way I can to get them back into the Championship."

Joe arrived at the club in January after six months without a club following illness and his release from Shrewsbury Town. He arrived alongside fellow shot-stopper Luke Daniels, with both goalkeepers coming to Glanford Park amid a positional crisis which had seen Sam Slocombe and James Severn both break their arms in the same game - a 2-0 defeat to Bristol City.

"It was a roller coaster season for me in the 2014-15 season," he continued.

"I was out ill from pre-season and all the way through. I then came here in January and it was a case of me getting fit and showing the manager and the staff what I can do.

"To be rewarded with a two-year deal at the end of it, I can only be happy with that.

"The manager wants to push on and do well and I want to buy into that and I think the lads who are still here and the lads who will be brought in will be doing the same."

The goalkeeper though, is under no illusions that he will have to work hard to battle for the number one jersey, which was occupied by his counterpart Luke Daniels since his arrival; also in January. It is, however, a battle he is well and truly ready for, starting ahead of pre-season.

"Luke has the shirt at the minute," Joe stated.

"All I can do is work hard, push each other and catch the gaffer's eye. At the minute, it's a case of coming back (after the close season) fit and doing things right.

"I've got to come back in the best possible shape and ready to push Luke all the way."

Speaking so soon after the end of the 2014-15 season, Joe, who made his professional debut at Glanford Park for the Valiants in 2006, is already looking ahead to the new campaign full of confidence.

"Being at the Player of the Year Awards, the Chairman made it clear he wants top six this season," he continued.

"That's what we've got to look for. It's a pressure we'd like to have and it's one we can embrace. It's achievable."

See much more from Joe Anyon, speaking on The Iron Player, after extending his stay with the Iron by a further two years.

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