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Gilliead gears up for Macclesfield trip

23 August 2019

Winger Alex Gilliead is hoping his side can get off the mark for the season with victory at Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

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The 23-year-old has started all the matches so far and is hoping to play a part in a winning side at Moss Rose this weekend.

He told iFollow Iron: “That first win will boost everyone at the club because there’s nothing better than winning football games, and that feeling is what we all want.

“We all know what it’s like in football – once you get that first win, everyone gets a lift. We just need that little rub of the green and we’ll be fine. There’s a lot more to come from us. Once we get the confidence that comes from a win, we’ll all benefit.

“We’ve scored four goals in the past two games, though we’ve conceded a few, but we still have to take the positives, learn from the mistakes and move on.”

Macclesfield sit 10th in League Two, having won two of their opening four matches, but Gilliead says the Iron’s focus will be purely on themselves heading into the match.

He continued: “(Former manager Sol Campbell) left last week but they’ve started okay. We’ll just focus on ourselves though and what we can do to cause them problems. We just need to make sure we win the game.”

Scunthorpe played with ten men for more than 70 minutes of Tuesday’s clash at Cambridge United, which they eventually lost 3-2, and Gilliead added: “It was a hard game to take, going down to ten men and still scoring two goals. We thought we should have got something out of the game, with Jordan (Clarke) having the chance late on and seeing it cleared off the line.

“You have to graft and put a lot of running into the game but we need to be winning football matches, and we all know that. (All defeats) hurt the same. We just need to focus on the next match, taking it one game at a time, and put our all into it.”

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