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Ojo ready to take on Blackpool

7 September 2017

United are unbeaten in five league matches, following a well-earned three points against Bury last weekend.

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8 September 2017

This Saturday, Scunthorpe will be at home to Blackpool and midfielder Funso Ojo is feeling optimistic.

In an interview with iFollow Iron, the 26-year-old discussed how he prepares mentally and physically for each game, and how impressed he is with the quality in this side.

ON GOING INTO BLACKPOOL…
FO:
I am very confident as we’re unbeaten. We have been playing well in all of our games and so that makes me even more confident.

ON THE BURY MATCH…
FO:
It wasn’t an open game. The ball was in the centre of the field and not in our or their 18-yard box most of the time. Due to the way the game was going, I was almost happy to draw, but I was a lot happier with the goal at the end and to win.

"We just need to make sure that we can play our football. If we do that then we will be alright."

Funso Ojo, midfielder

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING PLAYERS THAT KEEP FIGHTING…
FO:
Everyone knows that our main goal is to go up and so I think that these late wins are very important as they keep us in the top six and in line to get promoted. We have a lot of individual qualities up front. For example, I didn’t know until I came here that Josh (Morris) was a free-kick specialist. Having players with those qualities gives you a greater chance.

ON WHETHER THE RESULT WAS FAIR…
FO:
I don’t think that there were too many clear-cut chances in the game. However, for me, Hakeeb’s (Adelakun) strike was a goal. I think that Rory (McArdle) fell on the goalkeeper when the ball had already gone in.

Funso Ojo

ON THE IRON’S PAST RECORD AGAINST BLACKPOOL…
FO:
For me it’s all new so I don’t look back at that record. We didn’t have this team back then and we didn’t have Funso Ojo then either. Therefore, we’re going to try and set that record straight.

ON WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE TANGERINES…
FO:
I don’t know how they will play yet. However, if I look at the games that we have played against former League Two clubs it will be a tough game. We just need to make sure that we can play our football. If we do that then we will be alright.

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