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Lund pleased to get off the mark

3 September 2018

Midfielder Matthew Lund was pleased to score his first goal for the Iron, but he was disappointed it didn’t prove to be a winner.

The 27-year-old scored in the 80th minute against Accrington Stanley, but the hosts grabbed an equaliser shortly after on Saturday afternoon.

Lund, who signed last month from Burton Albion, gave his reaction to his goal and the 1-1 draw against Accrington to iFollow Iron.

“It is nice to score and nice to get my first goal for the club,” said Lund. “It took a few deflections before it went in, but I will take it.”

He continued: “In the second-half there were a couple of times where the ball nearly broke to me, but I want to keep getting into the box and scoring goals.”

Despite his goal, Lund believes that United were not at their best at the Wham Stadium.

The goalscorer said: “It was a tough game, but we always knew it was going to be tough. I don’t think we started very well in the first half, but we did grow into in the second half. 

“I thought we should have gone on and won the game, so to concede a goal straight after scoring was disappointing.

“We were the ones at the end looking to win it, but I think we did well to get in at half-time level.”

This game marked Stuart McCall’s first match in charge of the Iron and Lund insists improvement will come from the side.

Lund said: “It has been a tough week and we have worked hard.

“He is going to implicate his own things over the next few weeks. He knows that it will take a little time and the fans know it as well."

The Iron play Wolves Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night, but next Saturday Lund will come up against his former club Rochdale in Sky Bet League One.

He added: “They are very similar to Accrington because they like to get the ball down and play and press sides, so we have got to be at it.”

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