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14 March 2016

United striker Kyle Wootton was delighted to get on the scoresheet at Shrewsbury on Saturday, though disappointed to see his side pegged back late on.

Sullay Kaikai had given the Shrews a 21st minute lead which stood as the game's only goal until the 69th minute, as Wootton smashed home following a neat pass from Luke Williams.

The Iron then appeared to have grabbed all three points as Paddy Madden rounded Mark Halstead before slotting away calmly. But Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro levelled the scores as his cross in the final seconds evaded everyone and nestled into the corner of the net.

“It was a decent performance but everyone is disappointed and frustrated because in that last ten minutes we thought we’d won it,” Wootton told The Iron PlayerHD.

“At the end of the day it’s a good point, and we have to move on to the next game (against Chesterfield) and keep progressing as we are.”

Wootton’s goal was his second in three games, and his first away from Glanford Park. The striker was happy with his impact from the bench.

“It’s nice to get an away goal and get off that mark," he said. "It's two goals in three games now after coming off the bench, so hopefully it’s sending a message out to the manager.

“We’ve just got to keep going as a team, keep progressing and keep pushing for the play-offs."

Coming on in the 56th minute gave Wootton a real chance to implement his effect on the game, and the youngster was happy to provide the management team with more food for thought ahead of the Iron’s next game.

“They’ve had a chat with me and said they want me to really push and kick on now, as I’ve been doing it in training so they said let’s see it in the games and they will give me that opportunity," he stated.

“Hopefully I’ve been showing it, so from a personal point of view it’s been going good."

Williams also came off the bench to great effect, with Wootton taking time to pay tribute to his teammate, who got his first minutes after an injury left him out of United’s previous month of matches.

He added: “Luke’s a top player. Obviously he’s been injured but, coming off the bench, he was pretty much outstanding.”

Despite conceding so late on, there were plenty of positives to take from the game according to Wootton.
“The manager has said we have to look at it and take from it that we got back in the game, but everyone is frustrated and we can’t believe it in a way," he said.

“We’ve only lost once in ten games. They were mainly draws but hopefully now we can learn from today and get more wins in the future.

“If we have another good week of training like we have, and all the squad are always ready week-in-week-out, everybody will be ready for Saturday there’s no doubt about that.”

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