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Burgess: We're all fighting for our spots

31 August 2018

Central defender Cameron Burgess is eyeing all three points when the Iron visit Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon.

 That game will mark Stuart McCall's first outing as the Scunthorpe manager and Burgess believes it has been a very positive opening week of training with him in charge. 
 
Burgess looked back on the last few days and previewed the Accrington game in an interview with iFollow Iron.
 
He said: "It will be a good game and hopefully we can get the three points. Luckily it is not too far away because there are a few long trips this season. 
 
"All of the lads are fighting for spots again with the arrival of the new manager, so it has been a good and positive week."
  
The 22-year-old continued: "It has been good and different, but all of the boys are good to go on Saturday.
 
"We have done a lot of work and got a lot of information on board so it has been a positive week.
 
"We need to get back to the basics and he is telling us how he wants to go about things. He is drumming it into us, which is what it is all about."
 
Last week, Burgess headed home his first goal of the season in the Iron's 2-2 draw against Barnsley and the defender is now aiming for more.
 
On his goal and that game, Burgess said: "I was very happy (to score) because it is a target of mine to try and get as many goals as I can.
 
"I want to beat last season's tally by a couple of goals, but it was nice to get off the mark.
 
"Barnsley had started the season very well, so it was important to get a result against them and there is something there for us to build on."
 
During that game, Iron goalkeeper Rory Watson went off injured and the club has since signed Jak Alnwick on loan from Rangers as a replacement.
 
Burgess said: "It is a shame for Rory because he was having a good game, just got into playing and he deserved that playing time. 
 
"It is a shame to see him out, but I am sure he will be back soon and be stronger. 
 
"Jak came in on Thursday and trained with the goalkeepers. It is a positive signing, so hopefully he can hit the ground running and get on well with the lads.
 
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