On the way to the Iron’s 5-3 victory over Charlton on Tuesday night, on-loan Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson bagged his first ever professional goal at senior level.
Having not scored for any of his previous clubs before the Charlton game, the 21-year-old netted not just once, but twice as he played the role of left-wing-back against the Addicks, which gave him the license to roam forward.
He spoke to iFollow Iron after the game, reacting to his goals: “It’s a mad feeling! With both of them being my first ever goals as well, it really did make it special.
"However, the main thing is that we got the win for the team and I’m very happy with the result that we managed to get out on the pitch.
“They (his teammates) have been bantering me saying that they took a few deflections, but you’ve got to be able to shoot to score.”
When talking about the result, he added: ‘It’s a great result! It’s always good to go out there and get all three points. We are on a decent run at the minute and hopefully it can continue.”
Nevertheless, Borthwick-Jackson still enjoyed celebrating in front of the Scunthorpe faithful, adding: “I ran over to the crowd and embraced the fans because it’s important to celebrate with them when they come to support us week-in-week-out, so it’s nice to be able to give something back to them.”
The Iron reverted to a three at the back during the match, giving the defender much more freedom to get up and down the pitch from the left full-back position. Speaking about that style of play he went on to say: “I’m not too fussed what formation I play in to be honest, I’m happy to play in whichever position, so we can do what is best for team out there.
“However, I was able to get forward and thankfully, I was able to get two goals. Hopefully now, I can start to add even more to the tally.”
Next up for Scunthorpe is a trip south to face Luton Town on Saturday as they aim to extend this impressive unbeaten run, and the defender thinks that the result from Tuesday night will carry them forward going into the weekend.
“It’s definitely not a bad stat (to be unbeaten in eight in all competitions)," he continued.
"We just need to keep that momentum going and keep winning games. I think that all the teams have seen the attacking quality that we possess now and to add another five goals today, we have to go out there and continue in the same way.”
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