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Songo'o: I'm really excited to be back helping the team

17 December 2019

After the Iron’s 2-2 home draw with Colchester United on Saturday, iFollow Iron caught up with Yann Songo’o, and the midfield general offered his thoughts on the game.

Given the nature of the result - and the Iron’s initial 2-0 lead – his overriding emotion at the full-time whistle was disappointment, although he was also looking at the bigger picture.

Songo’o said: “It’s a difficult result to take at home, especially after the winning run the boys have been on, with five in a row. To be 2-0 up at home and concede two in the second half, we’re not happy with how the game ends.

“There are still positives we can take, and we carry on our long unbeaten run.”

As the Iron number five alluded to, Paul Hurst’s men extended their unbeaten run in the league following Saturday’s result, which now stretches to seven matches.

He said: “From where we’ve come from, it’s really positive. We needed time to gel but we’ve shown week after week we’re getting better. Obviously we didn’t get the result we wanted today, but we created loads of chances and moving forward we can do better.”

Songo’o also highlighted the main area the Iron must work on improving in the coming games. He stated: “Hopefully we can fix them little issues we’ve been having with free-kicks and corners."

On a personal level, Songo’o re-entered the starting XI after being out of the team at the weekend, following a month sidelined with a dislocated toe injury.

He said: “I feel really good. I didn’t expect to come back as soon as this, but I’m really excited to be back helping the team, and I’m proud of how they’ve been doing on the pitch of late.”

Abo Eisa found himself on the scoresheet once again for the Iron, with another blockbuster goal, but Songo’o isn’t shocked by the winger's rich vein of form, saying: “I’m not surprised (he’s been scoring) to be honest, he’s been doing that in training all the time.

“I think he just needed that bit of confidence to translate to the matchday, and that’s what he’s been doing, so I’m really happy for him.”

The final set of league games before Christmas Day sees the Iron face rivals Grimsby Town in a local derby at Blundell Park this Saturday, and the United midfielder is hoping to send the fans home happy.

“Personally, I’ve been looking forward to this one, it’s my first derby as a Scunthorpe United player, so I’m excited," he said.

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