Giving his verdict on the Iron’s 2-0 away success against Peterborough United, Dutchman Kevin van Veen feels United just have to keep their foot to the floor.
Scunthorpe’s victory at the ABAX Stadium maintains the six point advantage at the top of the League One table and, in van Veen’s eyes, it’s all about carrying on the rich vein of form.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, van Veen said: “I’m very happy, it’s a great win today and I’m happy that I contributed with a goal for the team.
“I think I worked very hard today, and I’m very happy with a 2-0 win against a tough opposition.
“This win is probably better because it’s away, but they (the wins against Oldham and Peterbrough) both feel fantastic.
“The win is very important. Clubs are chasing us, but we’re not looking at them, we’re focusing on ourselves.
“Every team wants to make it as tough for us as possible, but I feel we bossed this game.”
Van Veen set the visitors on their way to three points with a bullet header mid-way through the first half and, like the team, his focus is on maintaining his impressive form.
“It was great play on the right side, and the ball from Stephen (Dawson) was great,” he explained.
“I took the right position, pulled off and was very happy to head it in.
“I feel strong and hungry. You can see on the pitch, I try to link up, I try to press, and I try to be everywhere.”
The 25-year-old was quick to point out though that the hurdles will continue to present themselves, with Oxford United next on Saturday at Glanford Park.
United’s number 10 is confident of another positive result however, but stated the U’s will make it tough for he and his team-mates.
Van Veen stated: “We’re good enough to stay at the top, we’ve got Oxford on Saturday, which will definitely be a tough game.
“However, we’ve got so much ability and quality in the squad, that I believe we’re going to stay at the top.
“This game has gone now though, so we need to look forward to Oxford, and I can’t wait for it.”
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