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Bedeau ready for the Iron challenge

31 January 2019

Fresh from becoming our seventh signing of the January transfer window, defender Jacob Bedeau is looking forward to the challenge of trying to force his way into the first team.

The 19-year-old penned a two-and-a-half-year deal to sign from Aston Villa on a free transfer on January’s deadline day.

The former Bury player has experience of playing at Glanford Park, having been part of the Shakers side that took on the Iron in North Lincolnshire in January 2007.

He told iFollow Iron: “I’m delighted to be here. I just want to push on and help the team. It’s two years to the day since I signed for Aston Villa, and that’s been a great experience. I developed a lot. Hopefully it will help me in the long run.

“I had a run of games before I left Bury. I came down to Glanford Park and didn’t get the nicest reception, but hopefully this time around it will be a bit better!

“The move came quite quickly to be fair. Once I heard they were interested, I was raring to go. League One will be physical so I’ll have to step up and be a bit nasty. I can’t wait to get started.

“I just want to push on and help the team during this last bit of the season, hopefully make the team in some of the remaining games and be the best I can be.

“They have been in and around the play-offs in the last couple of seasons. It’s a strong group of lads and it looks a positive place to be. The lads seem a closeknit bunch and the manager is really good as well, so it’s a good set-up.”

Boss Stuart McCall added: “He has a slight injury at the minute so it’s not like he’ll be involved this weekend or anything like that, but he’s one we’re looking to develop and improve. I remember him breaking in at Bury as a youngster, and he’s had good recommendations coming out of Aston Villa. Now it’s time for him to try and get involved in a first team somewhere and hopefully he’ll be a positive signing for ourselves.

“He’s done fine at Aston Villa and progressed quite well. We’re grateful he’s picked Scunthorpe United. We’ll look to develop, improve him and hopefully he’ll be a strong one for the future.”

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