Goalscorer Kyle Wootton was elated to score and feature from the start as his goal helped the Iron edge past a resilient Bury outfit.Luke Williams opened the scoring in the first half, before Paddy Madden’s low cross was tucked away by Wootton. Tom Pope’s headed goal with 30 minutes left to play gave the visitors hope, but the Iron saw the game out well, before Kelvin Etuhu was given his marching orders for a second bookable offense in the dying moments.
“I’m delighted to be honest,” Wootton told The Iron PlayerHD.
“That’s three wins in three now and we’ve battled well to get the three points.
“With the squad we’ve got, and the mentality we have at the moment, we’ve just got to keep going into the games thinking we’re going to win – and just keep going.”
Handed his first start in four months, Wootton was delighted to show his new manager Graham Alexander exactly what he can bring to his team.
“Tom (Hopper) has been playing well, so the fans might have seen it as a surprise. The manager has been saying to me to keep doing what I’ve been doing, as I’ve been doing well in training, and to give it everything I’ve got.
“Tonight he said show me what you’ve got, and hopefully I’ve given him a bit of confusion for the remaining games this season.”
Having missed a good opportunity just before half time, many strikers would let it dwell on them, but not Wootton – even if he does admit to having thought about it.
“I’ll be honest at half time the miss played on my mind a bit, but I said I’ve got to get over it and go back in to the second half and get a goal," he said.
“It was a great cross-shot from Paddy (Madden) and luckily I was there to hit the back of the net.”
Glanford Park is fast becoming a fortress once more, with the last defeat here a slender 1-0 loss to local rivals Sheffield United back in mid-December 2015. Wootton believes he and his teammates are fully capable of keeping this fine run of home form going.
He stated: “I think we need to bring that back. We’ve been really good away from home this season on-and-off, so now we need to get a good run of home wins.”
The win on Tuesday night has left United only four points off the play-offs with nine points still to play for. When asked if there was still belief in the dressing room, the answer was simple.
“There’s a belief. All we can do is win our remaining games and then we will see from there, but there’s always a chance," he concluded.
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