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31 October 2016

It wasn't just the result on Saturday that two young supporters were smiling about after they met the players ahead of the Iron's 4-1 victory over Swindon Town.

Two separate families benefitted from a pre-match tour of Glanford Park at the weekend, including Josh Purfield along with his mum and dad, Sue and Simon, who travelled up 280-miles from Evesham to watch the encounter.

Ten-year-old Josh supports the club after watching the Football League Show and instantly taking a liking to the club's logo. The family attend at least one Glanford Park fixture per season and also try to attend away games near to their home.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: Simon and Josh Purfield pictured in the Iron dugout enjoying their pre-match tour of the stadium.

Also enjoying a pre-match tour was Lewis and his dad, arranged secretly by mum Leeanne Lee.

It came following a private message on Facebook after her five-year-old son was forced to miss the opening game of the season due to unforeseen circumstances and after learning about the story, the club's media team were keen to help make amends for the missed game.

Both parties enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, including the media rooms, executive areas and an exclusive look at the boot room and changing room. That brought the opportunity to meet the players ahead of their final preparations before the game, with autographs and photographs obtained.

Following the visit, Leeanne, mum of Lewis, said: "Both my husband and little boy had a great time. It's all he talks about since being there. He's been looking at the team that played and is writing their names in his book!

"Thank you for the opportunity for this experience."

Meanwhile, Simon, dad of Josh, commented: "Thank you for your time on Saturday showing myself, Josh and Sue around the inner sanctum of the football club.

"We really appreciate the fact that at no time we felt rushed and were able to get the photos he craved. It was very insightful to see what goes on behind the scenes of a professional football club and how busy you are on match days!"

The duo join the long list of young Iron supporters who have enjoyed behind-the-scenes visits to Glanford Park ahead of an Iron fixture, including first-time visits and grassroots football visits.

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