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Do the job on Sunday

5 May 2017

Ivan Toney felt he and his Scunthorpe team-mates were more than worthy of a draw in their goalless Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg fixture against Millwall.

United and the Lions shared the spoils at the Den, and Toney paid tribute to what he believed was a professional away performance.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD post-match, Toney said: “It was important that we didn’t lose or concede.

“I’m sure the boys will be buzzing with a clean sheet, but now it’s all to play for back at our place, and hopefully we can get the job done.

“We had a job to do, and I think we did it. Everyone played their part in the defensive work, and we got a reward for that.

“However, the job is not done yet, and hopefully we can do it on Sunday.”

The 21-year-old came back into the side to continue his partnership with Paddy Madden in attack and, despite not seeing a great deal of goalmouth action, Toney states he’s always happy to help the team in any way possible.

“The manager wants me to put my body around, and I did that,” he explained.

“Some strikers would maybe get frustrated at not getting many chances, but I thought me and Paddy (Madden) were great.

“Everybody wants to be playing in the big games, and if you get picked you’ve got a job to do.

“We didn’t really get frustrated, we were very patient, and I’m sure those opportunities will come our way.

“We’ve got to be patient and wait for our chances, and when they do come hopefully we can put them away.”

Full focus now shifts to Sunday’s return clash at Glanford Park - a game the frontman says the hosts will be doing everything to win.

“Nobody wants to lose and, at this stage of the season, losing is not good. We managed to get a draw here, and now we want to finish the job,” he stated.

See much more from Ivan Toney, Graham Alexander and Murray Wallace on The Iron PlayerHD.

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