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Lund: It was what we needed after Saturday

16 August 2019

Midfielder Matthew Lund was pleased with the Iron’s response to defeat at the weekend in the Carabao Cup, despite bowing out of the competition at the hands of Derby County.

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He told iFollow Iron: “It wasn’t the result we needed but as a team we looked a lot more solid and threatening at times.

“Losing Lee Novak was tough, because we didn’t have an out-and-out centre forward but it was a good run out and what we needed after Saturday.”

With games coming thick and fast, Lund and the Iron are raring to go, having played three games in quick succession.

“That’s what League Two is about; you have a lot of games and competitions. There’ll be injuries and suspensions but we’ve just got to make sure everyone in the squad is fit and ready to play games,” he said.

The Iron came up against a strong Rams outfit, with several of the first team fold involved in the cup tie.

The 28-year-old praised his teammates for holding their own: “It was a strong team. They made a few changes but, with their squad, the likes of Derby will can bring in good, Championship players,” he added.

“We showed we can compete with those players but we need to show we can compete against League Two players."

With Crawley Town up next in the Iron’s schedule, Lund conceded it will be a “tough” test, with the Reds starting the season positively.

He concluded: “It’s going to be a tough game; they’ve started well. We need to concentrate on us and get the three points.”

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