Ahead of United’s friendly clash with Hull City on Saturday, forward Kyle Wootton says even though it’s a non-competitive fixture, it’s one everyone will be wanting to win.Wootton believes his side will put in a positive display against the recent Championship play-off winners, in front of what he hopes will be a decent crowd at Glanford Park.
Wootton told The Iron PlayerHD: “It’s a big game, a local derby. It may only be pre-season, but the lads definitely want to win, and show the fans what we’re made of ahead of the upcoming season.
“Hopefully they play a strong side, and if they do that’ll be good for us, as well as the fans too. Like I said, it may only be pre-season, but we’re going to give them a good go."
After facing City, Wootton and his Iron team-mates welcome Rotherham United to Glanford Park, and the striker feels a Saturday/Tuesday schedule in pre-season will serve the team well as the upcoming season progresses.
“It’ll be a good test, but we need it to be honest, because there’s going to be a lot of Saturday/Tuesday fixtures throughout the season,” he said.
“It’ll just be good to get back into it, and will also be a good workout for the squad as a whole too."
From a personal point of view, the 19-year-old is hoping for more starts and more goals in the 2016-17 season, and he says he’ll be doing everything he can to make it happen.
“Hopefully I can get a lot more starts and bring more goals to the team as well,” he stated.
“I believe if I started more I could bring goals to the team but, who knows, I’ll just have to keep working hard and see where it takes me."
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