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Redmond: It's a big step for me, but now is the right time

28 July 2017

The Iron's latest recruit Devonte Redmond believes now is the right time to seek first team football as he takes what he describes as "a big step" away from his hometown club.

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📹 iFollow: Devonte Redmond on joining the Iron on loan

28 July 2017

The midfielder joined on loan from Manchester United to become Scunthorpe's fifth addition of the summer and he can't wait to get started after over a decade with the Red Devils.

ON JOINING THE IRON...

DR: I'm happy to sign and can't wait to get going. I've been at United for a long time and I think now is the right time to come out and try to make a name for myself in the game and help Scunthorpe towards their aspirations this season. It's a good, ambitious club and a good league, so I want to test myself. I'm really looking forward to it.

ON GRAHAM ALEXANDER'S MESSAGE...

DR: He's told me to come in and give it my all and work hard for the club. I believe I will go and do that. I really like the methods, the style of play and the work ethic to be a successful player here and now I want to enjoy it and make the most of it.

"I like to dictate the play and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals and assists as well, as well as interceptions and winning the ball back."

Devonte Redmond, midfielder

ON HIS MANCHESTER UNITED CAREER...

DR: It's a big step for me, because I've been there for a long time and for the last couple of years I've been playing for the reserves. I've been building my way up and in the last few years I've made quite a few appearances. This is the next best step for me and I think it's really going to help me and hopefully Scunthorpe as well.

ON THE TYPE OF PLAYER HE IS...

DR: I'm a midfield player. I like to get on the ball and get up and down the pitch. I like to dictate the play and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals and assists as well, as well as interceptions and winning the ball back.

ON GETTING STARTED AND HIS PRE-SEASON...

DR: I can't wait to get started. Pre-season is long, but the season is upon us now, so I can't wait. We (Manchester United U23's) have been over in Austria for a week as well, so I've come back feeling fit and ready to go.


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