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Butroid wants to keep that winning feeling

13 November 2018

Defender Lewis Butroid is looking to make it a brace of cup progressions in the space of three days when the Iron face Mansfield Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

The encounter at the One Call Stadium is the final Group H fixture, with United knowing anything other than a defeat will see them safely through to round two. 

The 20-year-old, speaking to iFollow Iron ahead of the encounter with the Stags, first reflected on the victory against Burton Albion in the FA Cup on Saturday: “It’s always good to get through to the second round of the FA Cup.

“We want to go as far as we can, so hopefully we can do that this season and maybe even get a big team in the third round or later in the competition.”

While a point will see Scunthorpe through to the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy, the aim is to still win the tie - with top spot still a possibility should the Iron manage to score at least three goals. 

The side could potentially come up against three former players, with Bobby Olejnik the regular shotstopper between the sticks, while midfielder Neal Bishop and striker Craig Davies are also among their ranks. 

“We won’t be going there just to get through, we won’t be going there to draw. We want to win and keep that going,” he continued. 

“We won at the weekend, we want to win on Tuesday and get a run going. We want to win as many game as we can in the coming weeks as it’s going to get busy as we get towards Christmas time.

“They’ve got a strong squad, so no doubt it will be a tough test when we go there. We want to go there and win, so that’s what we’ll be looking to do. If Bish (Neal Bishop) plays, we know what to expect from him in the 90 minutes, so we will be weary of that. Other than that, as usual, it’s all about us.”

Butroid returned to the side as a half time substitute in the 3-3 draw against Oxford United last week and almost completed the three-goal comeback with a spectacular effort which would have been his first professional strike. 

The left-back is eager to take his latest opportunity in the line-up and hopes to hit a run of personal form in the coming weeks, continuing at the One Call Stadium.

“It’s nice to be back in the side,” he stated.

“I’ve had to be patient but obviously Cam (Borthwick-Jackson) has done well while he’s been in the side. I’m obviously delighted for myself to get the minutes I have.

“I’ve just got to do all I can really - play as well as I can - and if the manager thinks I’ve done well enough then I’ll keep my place. It’s down to me at the minute, so hopefully I can keep going and keep playing games. 

“There is still more to come from my form, so hopefully that’ll come either tomorrow night or in the weeks to come.”

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