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Rory Watson: I've been itching to get back out there

19 August 2019

Goalkeeper Rory Watson reflected on his efforts to get back into the side and make his first league appearance since August 2018 following the 2-2 draw with Crawley Town at the Sands Venue Stadium.

The 23-year-old made his first appearance against Derby County in the Carabao Cup last week, before putting in a man of the match performance against the Iron’s League Two opponents on Saturday.

"It's good. I have been itching to get back out there," he said, speaking to iFollow Iron

"Obviously the gaffer made his choice at the start of the year. He did make it clear that if things didn’t go the way that we thought they would, then I would get my chance.

"I have just had to grind at training every day and work hard to get my chance today. I think I have done well, but it isn't about me. It's about the result and we should be beating teams like Crawley, especially at home."

The goalkeeper did, however, feel that periods of the match gave the team the platform to gain all three points.

"It is nice to get the first point on the board," he continued.

"We did enough in the first half to dominate the game. In the second half, as soon as the goal went in, we kind of collapsed again, which is something we need to work on.

"We looked more solid, we looked better and, with the new addition (Abo Eisa), going forward it was a result and a point on the board. We look forwards now."

The York-born man revealed that the League Cup clash against Derby County did give the team confidence going into the weekend fixture, despite the Iron falling to a narrow 1-0 defeat against the Championship outfit.

"I think it gave us more confidence," he stated.

"We played very well against Derby and, even though we didn’t get the result we wanted, the performance was there.

"I think in spells on Saturday, our performance was a lot better. We need to find the consistency and once we do, then we will be just fine."

Going into the match tomorrow night, Watson is adamant that there is simply no other goal than to go to the south and bring back three points.

"We have got to try and win every game in this league. We are not going there for a draw, we want to win.

"They will be in for a game and they know that. If we play like we did for parts of today, then we will cause teams a lot of trouble, and hopefully we can do that."

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