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Ojo: Still on track

15 January 2018

Funso Ojo has hailed the Iron supporters, after 386 Scunthorpe United fans made the trip to Portsmouth on Saturday.

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Goode: Another point towards our tally

15 January 2018

They saw the Iron draw 1-1 thanks to Kevin van Veen’s second-half strike and Ojo is convinced, if United play against Saturday's opposition Gillingham like they did in last weekend's second-half, the supporters can expect a win.

The 26-year-old midfielder discussed the fans, the point and his teammates in an interview with iFollow Iron

ON GETTING FOUR POINTS OUT OF BOTH FIXTURES AGAINST POMPEY…
FO: I don’t think these are the games that are going to get promotion. It’s the clubs lower down in the league that you need to win against. For example, winning the Bury game at home - those are the games that you need to win. We are still on track for promotion. We are playing for the fans, playing for us and playing for the club. If the fans keep on coming then that will give us that last push.

ON THE GAME…
FO: We didn’t start off well and we came under a lot of pressure. Portsmouth started well and had the fans behind them, which created a lot of noise. That noise gave them energy and I felt like we missed some energy in the first-half. We went in at half-time, had a good chat and the gaffer (Graham Alexander) said some good things to try and turn it around. I think that we had a really good second-half. That’s the way that we need to play for the rest of the season as we asked them questions, we pushed them back and we had the energy that we missed in the first-half. It was a really good effort.

"We are playing for the fans, playing for us and playing for the club. If the fans keep on coming then that will give us that last push."

Funso Ojo, midfielder

ON HIS OWN PERFORMANCE…
FO: I was quite happy, as I thought that I pushed the team in the second-half. I tried to lead the team because I’m one of the older players. I try to do that with and without the ball.

ON GETTING A POINT AGAINST A CLUB THAT HAVEN’T LOST A HOME LEAGUE GAME SINCE OCTOBER…
FO: It’s cool that we got a point. In the end I thought that it was a fair result but if you look back at the second-half we could have got three points as we played a really good half.

ON PLAYING IN THAT LOUD ATMOSPHERE…
FO: I like playing in front of these kind of crowds. I am used to at least 10,000. That always gives us energy, especially when they are so loud in the first-half and you have the opportunity to quieten them down in the second. That’s a big boost for the away team.

ON THE TRAVELLING SCUNTHORPE UNITED FANS…
FO: I really wasn’t expecting that many. For them to come out shows so much respect to the team. I think that we made it easier for them to travel back with our performance in the second-half.

ON KEVIN VAN VEEN’S RECENT RUN OF FORM…
FO: Kevin knows what he brings to the team. When he is great he is great. We know that he brings a lot of goals and quality to the team. He is doing well.

ON RORY WATSON MAKING HIS LEAGUE DEBUT…
FO: He did really well. He did good, had a good presence and he was talking to the back four which is how a goalkeeper should be. He did really well.

ON WHAT THE TEAM CAN DRAW FROM THIS MATCH AHEAD OF GILLINGHAM…
FO: Our second-half. More of the same. If we play like we did in that second-half then that’s it. 

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