United’s Scottish centre-back Murray Wallace was pleased to see his side progress into the second round of the EFL Cup.Neither the Iron or Notts County could break each other down in 90 minutes. Thankfully, a goal each side of the break in extra time from Kevin van Veen secured Scunthorpe's progression.
“We would have liked to have won it in 90 minutes,” Wallace told The Iron PlayerHD.
“I think throughout the 90 minutes we dominated the game, we just failed to take our chances. We did have a couple of efforts, but it took us that extra half hour to get a couple of goals.”
It’s not too long ago since United themselves were in League Two, and many fans will remember well the physicality of teams from that division. Wallace described County’s two forwards as a constant threat throughout the game.
“They were a physical threat with (Jon) Stead and (Vadaine) Oliver, they’re big boys. But I felt we dealt with that well, and we organised ourselves well," he added.
“That’s our first clean sheet of the season, which is always nice - but especially against a big physical team. As defenders we have to be delighted."
The double for van Veen sees him add to Saturday’s goal, making it three strikes in two games for the Dutchman. Wallace was keen to praise his team-mate, as the Iron wait on last season’s top scorer Paddy Madden to return to the action.
He said: “Kev’s got loads of ability, and it’s good to him getting the goals that he deserves because he’s been working hard in pre-season.”
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