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Humphrys: I did everything I could to make sure it went through

6 July 2018

New addition Stephen Humphrys says he jumped at the opportunity to join the Iron.

The striker joined on a season-long loan from Fulham on Friday and is looking to make a big impression with the Iron.

The 20-year-old, who has previous loan experience at Shrewsbury Town and Rochdale in League One, has ambitions of battling up at the top end of the table during his stay at Glanford Park.

He told iFollow Iron: “I received a phone call from my agent with the news Scunthorpe were interested. As soon as I found out, I did everything I could at my end to make sure the deal went through.

“I’ve played here before and got a feel for the atmosphere, and remember the fans were good. The team were successful last year and that’s something I want to be part of this season. This is a new experience coming on loan to a team that’s more used to winning. Hopefully I can add to that and bring more wins.”

Humphrys already knows Cameron Burgess from his time at Fulham, and is also familiar with Olufela Olomola, who he’s faced on numerous occasions in the past.

He added: “I did message Cameron asking what the club was like and he couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Not that I needed much persuading, but it did help. Everyone has been really welcoming though.”

On his aims, the frontman continued: “I’ve come here to score goals. I haven’t been as fit as I’d like to be in my previous loans. I took part in training today and could tell I’ll maintain my fitness here. I think when I’m at my fittest I can score goals.

“The aim is to get into the team first of all, and help it in as many ways as I can. I want to score goals, get assists, work hard and get us pushing up near the top of the table.”

Manager Nick Daws has previously watched the frontman in action for Rochdale, and said the player is in great shape and will add strong competition in the attacking positions.

The boss said: “We’re really pleased to get him. He’s a strong, powerful, aggressive, dynamic forward. He primarily plays in the centre but he can play in the wide areas as well, so he gives us a bit of flexibility during the game. 

“He’s had a good seven or eight days with Fulham already. The plan is for him to get some minutes (in Saturday’s pre-season friendly) against Winterton.”

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