Joe Anyon was delighted United got back to winning ways against Cambridge United on Tuesday night.Scunthorpe’s 2-0 victory over the U’s at the Cambs Glass Stadium ensured top spot in the Checkatrade Trophy Group G table, and Anyon felt he and his teammates were good value for their win.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Anyon said: “It was a good win but, more importantly, it was a clean sheet.
“The lads who came in did well, and it keeps the momentum going with us getting back to winning ways after Saturday.
“It just shows you how good the squad is. We’ve got quality in-depth and we’ve got lads who can come into the team and add something.
“It was one of those games where they were going to come back into it towards the end, with them being the home team. However, we showed our strength in depth and defended well.
“Whether it’s a reserve game, a first team or cup match you’re breeding winning throughout the club, and that’s what we have to do.”
Reflecting on his own personal display, the goalkeeper says he was pleased with how things went, but stated the credit must go to the Iron’s attacking players.
Anyon did though concede that he was happy to help secure the victory, with the stopper making three crucial saves in the 90 minutes.
“It was good for me,” he explained.
“It’s good to get 90 minutes and just keep ticking over and show what I can do when called upon if I’m needed.
On his saves, he added: "That’s what I’m there for and I’ve been telling the lads I don’t want to have to be making those saves. I’d rather the lads take the glory.”
The 29-year-old believes the success against Cambridge will provide a good springboard heading into Saturday’s League One fixture with Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.
However, he’s expecting another tough examination from a Coventry side who he highlighted will be well up for the game.
“They’re (Coventry City) fighting for their lives, we’re top of the league,” he stated.
“Every team will raise their game against us this year, so we’ve got to raise ours that little bit more and show why we are where we are.”
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