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First visit to remember for Ethan

24 October 2017

Ethan Sanderson had a first visit to remember as he met the players and saw the Iron beat Peterborough United 2-1 on Saturday.

The youngster, who lives in Reading with his mum and dad, was promised a first visit to Glanford Park for his sixth birthday and he was treated to a behind-the-scenes experience ahead of the game.

Ethan's dad David was also in attendance, returning to his boyhood team for the first time in seven years.

The one-hour long tour saw the duo visit the executive areas of the stadium, while also visiting the media areas, Directors Box and dugout before visiting the playing staff's area.

With visits to the referee's room and the boot room complete, there was a final stop in the home dressing room with kick-off against Peterborough United around 100 minutes away. The players took time to sign autographs and pose for photographs in that time before the tour came to an end.

The duo were some of the first supporters to meet new signing Simon Church, who hadn't even been unveiled officially at that point, with the forward posing for a photo with Ethan.

After the tour dad David messaged: "My son and I came to watch the game (against Peterborough. It was his first game for his 6th Birthday a big thank you to James Moody for taking him round the ground and letting him meet the players he really enjoyed his day."

Meanwhile mum Amanda also followed up with: "Ethan had the most fantastic day and has not stopped telling everyone about it. Thank you to you and the team for your exceptional hospitality, this is definitely a birthday my little boy will not forget."

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