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Humphrys on "a massive win against a strong team"

3 October 2018

Striker Stephen Humphrys was delighted to score the Iron’s last goal to seal a 5-3 victory over Charlton Athletic at Glanford Park on Tuesday night.

The on-loan forward tapped the ball home from a George Thomas cross in stoppage time, as United hit the visitors on the counter-attack. 

After collecting the three points, Humphrys told iFollow Iron: “I’m delighted to have scored. It was a great ball from George (Thomas) and I have managed to get on the end of it. 

“It is not really about my goal, though, it is more about the win and the lads deserve all of the credit.” 

The result now means Scunthorpe have gone eight games unbeaten in all competitions and the 21-year-old was extra pleased the win came against a good team. 

“It is a massive win against a strong team because they had a good attacking threat and scored three goals,” said Humphrys. “However, we knew we had to score a lot of goals if we were going to win and we managed to do that. 

“To beat a club that is high up in the table gives us a massive confidence boost and hopefully we can push on and get into the top six.” 

In the first-half, spectators at Glanford Park witnessed five goals between the two teams, but Humphrys praised Stuart McCall, who made sure the Iron were tighter at the back after the interval. 

He said: “The gaffer told us at half-time that we needed to tighten up and to try and nick a goal. 

“That is what we did – we tightened up and hit them on the counter-attack. 

“It showed with the last goal because they were open and we exploited it.” 

It is not just this result Humphrys has been pleased with since McCall’s arrival at the club. 

The striker added: “He has come in and completely changed it around, so most of the credit has got to go to him.” 

“He has got us going, everyone is buying into what he wants from us and like myself, everybody is hungry.” 

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