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Perch looks to bounce back quickly

22 October 2018

Midfielder James Perch believes there is still plenty of encouragement to take forward as the Iron look to hit back against Blackpool on Tuesday night.

Speaking to iFollow Iron after the 3-2 loss at Wycombe on Saturday, he said: “I thought we started well, and we had a good first 25 minutes, in fact we were excellent then. However, we didn’t play well for the full 90 and they came out in the second half and played better than what we did.

“We still created plenty of chances and controlled the majority of the game up until that point. I feel as though we can take those things into future matches, but we have to learn from what we have done wrong.”

The Iron raced into a two-goal lead inside the first ten minutes when Ryan Colclough and Stephen Humphrys netted, before the home side pegged them back in the second half.

Talking about the Scunthorpe goals, he went on to say: “The first goal from (Ryan) Colclough was great. The link-up play between him and Stevie (Humphrys) was good, he spread it out wide for Ryan who came in, skimmed the two defenders and finished it off nicely. 

“Then for the second one, Dalesy (Andy Dales) teed it up for Stevie who just side-footed it past the goalkeeper. We were really on the front foot to start with and they couldn’t handle us.”

However, the 32-year-old still felt a little disappointed that the team didn’t come away with any points against the Chairboys.

He added: “It’s devastating and a tough result for us to take. We were 2-0 up and cruising, then all of a sudden they scored their first goal. Then, in the second half, they (Wycombe) pumped long ball after long ball and we didn’t deal with it as well as we should have done.”

However, it’s another quick turnaround with a midweek fixture on Tuesday as the Iron travel to Blackpool and Perch thinks that this can only be a good thing for the side as they look to bounce back with a win. 

He stated: “The good thing about this league is that the games keep coming thick and fast. The best way to get over a defeat is come out and play again, so the next match can’t come soon enough for us. 

“It’ll be a tough game (against Blackpool). I expect them to be competitive and come out fighting, but all teams in this league do. We need to give them a bit of that as well and hopefully we can get the win."

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