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29 March 2016

The Iron’s Hakeeb Adelakun says the resounding win over Swindon Town was great for everyone involved.

Adelakun was part of a United side which put six past the Robins without reply, a feat which he feels is difficult to top.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It’s great to get a 6-0 victory and we can’t ask for much more to be honest.

“I think after the first goal we struggled to get through but, to get the second goal right before half time, that really helped us to push on.”

He explained how new manager Graham Alexander instilled a high pressure plan ahead of the game and he believes the tactics which were deployed worked perfectly.

“We knew when we came out in the second half that it was important to get the next goal and thankfully we got it,” he said.

“It came because of the high pressure which the gaffer told us to put on. He told us to keep on pressing high and get tight to them, so we just kept on doing that.”

The 19-year-old’s start against Swindon was only his second of the season in League One, but he hopes his display against Robins will go some way to showing Alexander what he can offer to the side.

He too spoke about his goal and how pleasing is was for him to back on the scoresheet again, after netting in the FA Cup tie with Leyton Orient before the turn of the new year.

“It’s definitely great to finally get a chance and hopefully I’ve repaid the manager for giving me the opportunity,” he explained

“We won the ball high up and it was played forward to Hopps (Tom Hopper), who set Nessy (Jamie Ness) and he then slipped it through and I was glad to be able to finish it off.”

Levi Sutton came on for his first professional appearance for the club, something the winger was delighted to see.

“It’s great for Levi (Sutton) to make his debut,” he stated.

“I’ve played with him for about four years now and I was loving it when I saw he was coming on. Also it’s great to see because he’s a friend as well.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s away trip to Bradford City, Adelakun insists everyone in the squad will be doing all they can to make it back-to-back victories.

“We need to get down to it again, keep on pushing on and not let up from this and just carry it on into next week,” he insisted.

“It’s got to be the same on Saturday when we go to Bradford and we’ll go for another win.”

See much more from Hakeeb Adelakun, Graham Alexander and Tom Hopper on The Iron PlayerHD.

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