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Hallam: It's what I've been striving for my whole life

12 April 2019

Iron attacker Jordan Hallam is living his childhood dream of playing professionally in the EFL and he is eager to show what he can do out on the pitch towards the end of the season.

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Hallam, who joined the Iron from Sheffield United in January, recently scored his first goal for the club on his EFL debut against Rochdale last month.

The 20-year-old is hoping to kick on and cement a regular spot in the starting eleven, as he looks to help the team and add to his tally before the end of the campaign.

The striker spoke to iFollow Iron about how he is enjoying life at Glanford Park and also previewed the game against Burton Albion this weekend. 

However, first of all he reflected back on the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury at the New Meadow last Saturday and said: "It was a good performance.

"We were tight at the back and we made it hard for them to play through us. It's just a shame that we let it slip a little bit towards the end of the game."

The match against Shrewsbury also marked a return to the starting line-up for Hallam and he was delighted to be involved.

He added: "I was playing in a different role, out wide on the right. We didn't have a lot of the ball, so it was a lot of defensive work for me, but it was good and I enjoyed it nevertheless."

Hallam has been a regular feature in the first team for a while now after shining in the behind-closed-doors friendly games and says it's what he has been working towards since he was young. 

The attacker joined Sheffield United's academy at the age of five, but made the switch to Glanford Park, penning an 18-month contract in January and is over the moon to be a part of the club and in the team. 

He said: "It means a lot to me. It's what I've been striving for my whole life, so it's a really positive thing for me." 

The young forward also reflected back on his debut goal against Rochdale, 16 minutes into the start of his Scunthorpe United career.

He continued: "It's an undescribale feeling. That moment is something I've always dreamed of, I always wanted to play professionally and to score on my debut was special."

Fresh from returning to the side last weekend, Hallam is now hoping to push on and help the team in their battle to climb the table.

Speaking about his aims and aspirations for the rest of the campaign, he said: "Hopefully, I can keep getting in the team and help out as much as I can. I want to try and score more goals and create them as well, so we can come away with the three points."

Next up for the Iron, is the visit of Burton Albion, who come to Glanford Park on Saturday. Hallam knows it'll be another difficult match, but is one he is excited about.

He said: "They've just come off the back of two really good results, so we know it's going to be a tough game, but I'm definitely looking forward to it. We need to be positive."

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