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IT SEEMED TO CLICK INTO PLACE

9 August 2016

It's straight back to footballing action for defender Conor Townsend and the Iron as they prepare for the EFL Cup Round One.

League Two Notts County are the visitors to Glanford Park and the former Hull City full-back is looking for his side to emulate their second half performance against Bristol Rovers and continue their momentum going forward.

"We're were delighted first and foremost to get the season underway," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"To get the win is what we've built up for during the whole of pre-season and in the second half we showed what we are about and hopefully that can continue. The fans responded to that and it was great. Every goal was a great finish.

"It seemed to click into place in the second half, both personally and as a team."

Following three points on Saturday, progression to round two of the EFL Cup is next on the list of priorities - along with another good performance in front of home supporters.

"We're looking to win the game, just like in every game we play in," he stated.

"It'll be a difficult test for us, but we will be up to the task. They will make it difficult for us. There's a little bit of a carrot at the end of it for us. We could get a big team which can let us test ourselves against the best.

"The morale is very good in the dressing room and that's carried on from last season's strong finish to the season. We've carried the momentum on and that's what we've spoken about. Long may than continue."

Summer signing Josh Morris netted a debut goal at the weekend, with Duane Holmes an unused substitute and Sam Mantom now returning from injury.

The former Hull City 23-year-old spoke highly of the trio who have all slotted seamlessly into the squad.

"They've all settled in well," said Townsend.

"Sam's back in training now and I don't think it'll be too long until he's back playing. It's good, they've all come in, they've all done well in training and obviously got his goal on Saturday which is a good start for him."

See much more from Graham Alexander and Conor Townsend as they preview the visit of Notts County on The Iron PlayerHD.

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