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TO GET MY FIRST START WAS GREAT

5 October 2016

He has been with the club for over ten years, but last night marked a first career start for the Iron for young Levi Sutton, as United defeated Shrewsbury Town 2-0 in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Conor Townsend forced an own goal following a decent cross in the first period, before Jonny Margetts scored on his debut in the 56th minute to settle the tie.

“Anyone that comes here with our record at home will know it’s a very difficult place to come,” Sutton told The Iron PlayerHD.

“I reckon we will keep pushing forward and keep on winning more games.”

A central midfielder by trade, Graham Alexander clearly believes the youngster has all the attributes to become a great right-back, with his performance on Tuesday night proving his manager right.

“I’ve played there a few times and I did in pre-season. Anyone that knows me knows I’m not always the most switched on, but I felt I was switched on today.

“When I played there in pre-season the Gaffer said I played well, and I felt like I had the physical abilities to play there.

“I’m fairly fit and quick and that’s what you need to play there in the modern game.”

Sutton has been on the books of the Iron for a long time, and you could sense the pride he had at having finally made a first career start for the club.

“I’ve been here for ten years and to finally get my first start ticked off is great. Hopefully I can push on now and try and get into the team.

“It’s a difficult team to get into, but hopefully I’m knocking on the door, and I wonder just what can happen.” He concluded.

Sutton was awarded the fans man of the match towards the end of the game, to cap of a thoroughly confident performance.

See much more from Levi Sutton, Graham Alexander and Charlie Goode on The Iron PlayerHD.

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