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29 October 2015

Manager Mark Robins is looking forward to at least another month working with Joe Lolley after his loan was extended.

The winger, whose initial month on loan from Huddersfield Town has been extended by another 28 days, has made six appearances for the Iron – three of which were starts.

“Joe is a good player,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“He now needs to knuckle down and force his way into the team. He’s been unfortunate in the sense that the players who have played have been outstanding and we’ve managed to get the results to go with those performances in the last month which previously we haven’t been able to achieve.

“He’s been unlucky, but part of the catalyst for change and I think that hasn’t been lost on anybody. He will be chomping at the bit and desperate to play and that’s good for everybody.”

The manager also spoke regarding the FA Cup draw, which saw Scunthorpe paired with Southend United at Glanford Park and both of the next home fixtures give the club a record to put right after suffering defeats to both the Shrimpers and Barnsley so far this season.

“All you can hope for is a home draw and we’ve managed to do that,” he continued.

“I’m sure that Southend will be looking forward to the trip as much as we are and hopefully we can get one over on them because they turned us over last month at their place. It gives us the opportunity to get through to the second round of the FA Cup and really we would like to have a decent run in the competition.

“We’ve not been able to do that in the other competitions we have been involved in, obviously going out both times to Barnsley in the League Cup and the JPT and again on Saturday we have a chance to put that right.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Murray Wallace and Luke Daniels on The Iron PlayerHD.

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