Signing with just hours to go until kick-off against Lincoln City, loanee defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson can’t wait to get started with the Iron.
The 21-year-old penned a season-long loan deal from Manchester United and goes straight into contention to face the Imps in Scunthorpe’s final game of pre-season.
“I’m buzzing to be here and can’t wait to get started,” he said, in his first interview with the club, speaking to iFollow Iron.
“I’m here to progress further and hopefully help the team achieve what they tried to do last year - promotion, which Scunthorpe narrowly missed out on. That’s what attracted me here.
“I think there’s enough talent in the squad to do that, so that’s what we need to be aiming for this season.”
15-years-on from joining the Red Devils, Borthwick-Jackson has more than 10 senior appearances to his name, but is ready to battle for a regular first team spot in League One to help him progress his career further.
“I’ve been at Manchester United since I was six-years-old and I’ve progressed all the way through,” he continued.
“I managed to get my opportunity in the 2015-16 season and I’ve been there since that. It was a great season for me and kick-started my career.
“There was a lot of interest from Scunthorpe. They really wanted me to come here and I couldn’t really turn it down. I need to play regular games and I’m at the age where I should be playing regular first team football.
“I know it’ll be more a lot more physical, so I’ll have to see how I adapt to that and hopefully I can impress.”
Described by Iron manager Nick Daws as “the type of full-back we want”, Borthwick-Jackson reiterated the type of player he is and showed his excitement about getting some minutes with his new teammates tomorrow.
“I can operate at both left-back and centre-back,” he stated.
“When I’m at left-back I like to go forward, get on the ball and put crosses in. I like to put tackles in, blocks and clearances too.
“I want to play as many games as I can and contribute to the team in whatever way I can - assists, tackles, blocks - whatever I can do to help the team win games, I’ll do.
“I can’t wait for the game, I’m looking forward to playing straight away.”
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