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ALWAYS GREAT TO BE IN THE TEAM

29 April 2016

Scunthorpe United’s Hakeeb Adelakun says it’s a fantastic feeling to be in the Iron starting lineup, and he insists he’ll be doing everything he can to stay there.

Adelakun has enjoyed a sustained run in the United side of late, something he revealed has always been the aim for him.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It’s always great to be in the team, and obviously that’s the main goal of anyone at the club, to be consistently playing.

“I’ve been given a burst of games, and I’ve just got to carry my form on for the last two games of this season, to keep pushing and try and help the team to push on.

“I think I’ve done well. When I first got in I took my chance, which has kept me in the side since then and I’m happy about that.”

The winger paid tribute to manager Graham Alexander, who has in his eyes, enhanced his game immensely, and the squad’s level of performance as a whole too.

“He’s come in and he’s tried to work with me consistently. He’s always helping me, and giving me loads of advice on what I need to do better,” he said.

"He also encourages me on my mistakes all the time. So it’s very helpful and beneficial for me for sure.

“He’s trying to implement his style of play into everyone now, which we’re getting to grips with and it's working, so it’s great.”

United take on Port Vale at Glanford Park this Saturday, looking to extend the League One winning run to five games, and for Adelakun it’s a target which he believes is very attainable.

The 19-year-old thinks the momentum the Iron will carry into the encounter with the Valiants will be more than enough to see them through, and maintain their play-off push.

“They’re handling things very professionally, which is good from them, but we also know we’ve got a job to do,” he stated.

“We’re going into it off the back of four wins though, so we’re in positive spirits for the game and looking to take three points.

“All the players know we have to take three points, and we’re just going to go out and give it our all. We’ll then look on further after that, because we’re not worried about any other team, we’re thinking about ourselves.”

See much more from Hakeeb Adelakun, Graham Alexander and Murray Wallace on the Iron PlayerHD.

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