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Gilks: It all stems from our training

5 September 2017

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks was delighted with the 1-0 away victory at Bury and wants the results and performances to keep coming.

Scunthorpe won the game in the 86th minute courtesy of a wonderful Josh Morris free-kick.

Gilks spoke to iFollow Iron about that goal and the win at Gigg Lane after the game.

ON THE 1-0 WIN…
MG:
It’s a great result. It’s a good team performance and the lads that came off the bench put a shift in late on. The lads put their body on the line and it was a great block from Rory McArdle late on as well. We’ve got quality in the team and Josh (Morris) has stepped up when we needed it and he’s put it in the top corner. It’s been a good day. We’ve won a game and kept another clean sheet.

ON THE IRON’S START…
MG:
We’re not surprised by it when we train on a daily basis. We conduct ourselves in training and the hard work what the manager asks from us, we can cope with it. We are looking to raise our standards all of the time, so it’s no surprise to anybody within the dressing room and long may it continue.

"The scenes from the fans that have travelled in their hundreds to support us was fantastic. It gives them a smile on their face going home."

Matt Gilks, goalkeeper

ON THE DEFENCE…
MG:
They will turn around and say that they’re just doing their job. You’re there to put your body on the line, head it, kick it and do anything to prevent it from going in the goal. The defence and goalkeeper pride themselves on clean sheets and we want to get as many as we can, obviously.  Thankfully, we have got a bit of quality up top as well and it’s won us the game.

ON JOSH MORRIS’ GOAL…
MG:
I was right behind it. Lee Novak was there just on the end of the wall, causing a bit of disruption. It just came off his foot perfectly and right into the top corner. He does practice them and even a goalkeeper of Joe Murphy’s quality can’t keep that one out.

Matt Gilks

ON THE FANS…
MG:
The scenes from the fans that have travelled in their hundreds to support us was fantastic. It gives them a smile on their face going home.

ON FACING HIS FORMER CLUB BLACKPOOL THIS WEEK…
MG:
I left a few years ago, so a lot has changed since I was there. They’ve got a completely new squad and backroom staff. It’s just another game and it will be tough. There are no easy games in this league. It’s another one we want to go into to win and keep the clean sheet again.

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