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Daws pleased with Iron's physical output in first Austrian friendly

18 July 2018

Iron manager Nick Daws was pleased with the competitive work-out SV Seekirchen provided his side on Wednesday night.

United drew 0-0 in the first friendly of their Austrian pre-season training camp, in a match which was played on campus in Obertraun.

Several players received 70 minutes of game time, with two playing for the full 90 minutes, as Scunthorpe’s preparations for the 2018-19 season continued.

Daws told iFollow Iron: “It was an interesting game against a very hard-working team. I’m really pleased because we got 70 minutes into the starting eleven, and they still looked strong, fit and able to carry on.

“Kyle Wootton and Levi Sutton played the 90 minutes, and looked really strong at the end too.

“The remaining eight players came on for 20 minutes and did well. As the opposition started to tire, that’s probably when we should have put the game to bed and been a bit more ruthless.

“Nevertheless, there were lots of positives and we saw a really good physical output from the players. They’ve worked really hard today and throughout pre-season.”

Speaking about the challenge posed by the opposition, he added: “Unless you were here to see it, you wouldn’t really get a full picture of it. They were dynamic, made forward runs and overloaded the midfield area. Their goalkeeper made an excellent save at the end, and credit to him for pulling that off.

“This is our third time in Obertraun and this was more of a challenge for ourselves. We expect the same (against SV Wals-Grünau) on Saturday.

“We’re looking forward to building on what we've done so far.”

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