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Sutton: Hats off to our fans

23 December 2019

Levi Sutton was delighted to feature in a derby day win over Grimsby Town.

The academy graduate was handed a start by manager Paul Hurst as the Iron ran out 1-0 victors over local rivals, the Mariners.

He told iFollow Iron: “I found out two hours before kick-off!

“I’m a local lad who has come through the youth team. These are the games you want to be playing in, as a professional player.

“Grimsby was always a massive game in the youth team, never mind a first team game. At their home ground, it’s massive. You want to win, especially here."

After starting in midfield, he slotted in at full-back but insisted he doesn’t have a preference as to positioning.

“The last game I played at right-back was Peterborough away last year. But I’ll play anywhere as long as I’m playing," he said.

He praised the travelling contingent after selling out the away end at Blundell Park.

“It was a great atmosphere from our fans,” he said. “I loved it. Hats off to our away fans, coming out in numbers. I can only thank them.”

Kevin van Veen netted the decider for the Iron and Sutton wasn’t surprised to see his teammate on the scoresheet.

He stated: “Kev [van Veen] does that! It’s no shock to anyone else. He does it in training. He’s helped us out a lot. He’s a great player.”

He conceded it wasn’t the best display of the season but believes the result is all that matters, as the Iron head into the festive period.

He explained: “The performance wasn’t great but if you’re grinding out wins, you get that winning mentality behind you."

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