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28 May 2015

The Iron’s latest signing Scott Wiseman has stated once he learned of the club’s interest there was only one team he wanted to sign for.

The defender is United’s third summer signing and second from Preston North End in a week, with Scott delighted join Jack King in making the switch to Glanford Park.

“It’s fantastic (to be here),” he told The Iron Player.

“It’s a club I know a lot about from being a semi-local lad from just across the water in Hull, so I’m excited to be here. I knew of the interest from the manager a while back and I’ve known him for a long time now.

“Once he showed the interest, there was only really one place I really wanted to come.

“I play anywhere across the back three or back four and I’d say my biggest asset is my pace. I enjoy getting forward and attacking, but most importantly I enjoy keeping clean sheets.

“My versatility has always been a big part of my game through the years. I’ve never stayed in one position for too long. I’ve always been used in multiple positions which is handy for me and brilliant for the team.”

Scott made 35 appearances in all competitions last season, inclusive of five games for Gilbraltar in the European Championship Qualifiers in which he has played the likes of Poland and Germany and after celebrating to promotion to the Championship with the Lilywhites, he is ready to do it all over again with his new club.

“I love linking up with Gibraltar, but first and foremost, it has to be the club which comes first,” he continued.

“The Chairman and manager have both shown me their ambition for the club over the next two years and its sky high. The club, the stadium they’re building, the training ground make it all exciting to be apart of.

“We have to target the play-offs. To start any season without any targets is a waste of time, so for me personally we have to be breaking into it that way – especially with the players who have come in already and the players who have been spoken about and are hopefully coming in.”

He added: “It would be fantastic to do it (gain promotion) all over again. It’s going to be an exciting year for everybody.”

The 29-year-old already knows the two other additions to the squad, while he has only heard good things from other players about being with the Iron – with Jermaine Beckford, Joe Garner and Sam Johnstone all apart of the Preston team last season.

“Me and Jack (King) have spoken about coming here and get on really well,” said Scott.

“I’m very good friends with Stephen Dawson as well so it’s great for me to come to a club where I already know some people here.”

He added: “A lot of my friends have been here to be honest – Chris Dagnall being one of them – so it’s a club I know a lot about."

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