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Daws: He fits the type of full-back we want

28 July 2018

Manager Nick Daws is looking forward to working with Manchester United loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and has stated that Iron fans will see the latest addition in action against Lincoln City.

The 21-year-old heard of Scunthorpe’s interest en route to a Red Devils game against Northampton Town and opted to divert to North Lincolnshire to sign for the season.

Daws spoke to iFollow Iron following the latest recruit: “I’m really pleased. He fits the type of full-back that we want - somebody that wants to get forward, wants to get crosses into the box and take opposition full-backs on. 

“He’s young, dynamic and talented. He will suit our style of play down to the ground. He’s a boy of stature and will give us a threat in the opposition box and will help us in our own box as well.

“He’s got really good pedigree and burst onto the scene at Manchester United and played games for them in the Premier League. He’s played international games for his country, England, through the youth levels.

Borthwick-Jackson has made a total of 14 appearances for Manchester United across the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

“The fact he was given that opportunity shows what a good player they think he is,” Daws continued. 

“Primarily for me, when we asked the question whether he’d come, he said absolutely. We’re delighted to have him on board and I’m really looking forward to seeing him in action tomorrow at home to Lincoln.

“I’ve challenged him and we both have a dual responsibility. One is to be successful at Scunthorpe United and the second is to catapult Cameron back to a level where he should be playing.”

The 21-year-old defender arrives at Glanford Park ahead of the Iron’s final pre-season friendly at home to Lincoln City, and a week until the season kicks-off away at Coventry City.

While Daws acknowledged that his latest addition is in good condition following an intense pre-season, he also stated the week training with his squad will be beneficial to him: “The week will give chance for him to get used to our style of play. 

“He’s had plenty of minutes already. Ironically, he was at Obertraun in Austria the weeks prior to us being there and played a couple of 90 minute games out there which is great. He’s ready to go.”

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