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Wallace feeling fresh ahead of Pompey clash

12 January 2018

Defender Murray Wallace believes the Iron will be fully prepared for the match against Portsmouth after having no game last weekend.

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12 January 2018

The Scotsman, who has recently returned to a centre-back position, said training has been at a high standard since their last game versus Bury on New Year’s Day.

Speaking to iFollow Iron ahead of the trip to Portsmouth, Wallace previewed the game, reflected on the Bury win and offered his thoughts on the new signings.

ON HAVING NO GAME LAST WEEKEND…
MW:
It’s been a good chance to manage our training. We had to make some of the training sessions a bit harder because of not having a game. I think we have managed it well so that we are going to be fresh for this weekend.

ON THE 1-0 VICTORY OVER BURY…
MW:
The teams at the bottom are going to be fighting to get points and they can be some of the hardest games of the season. We did struggle to break them down and I’m delighted for Charlie Goode to get the goal which got us the three points.

"They are a team in form and are creeping into the play-offs. It will be a tough game with travelling down there. I expect a good atmosphere, a good pitch and a good game of football."

Murray Wallace, defender

ON PORTSMOUTH…
MW:
They are a team in form and are creeping into the play-offs. It will be a tough game with travelling down there. I expect a good atmosphere, a good pitch and a good game of football.

ON THE INJURED PLAYERS RETURNING TO THE SQUAD…
MW:
There are a few players coming back to full fitness now. It’s always good when you get the players back from injuries to create a bit more competition within the squad.

ON THE TRIO OF NEW SIGNINGS…
MW:
I’m looking forward to seeing what Ryan Yates can do. We all know what Ivan Toney can do and we have seen Cameron McGeehan in training and he has looked good. It’s an exciting time. We need a really competitive squad. No place in the team is guaranteed, which means everyone has got to fight for their place.

ON RETURNING TO A CENTRE-BACK POSITION…
MW:
We have changed the shape because we have felt that would be the best thing to do to get as many points as we can with the personnel available. We like to look at ourselves as a bit of a versatile squad.

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