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Hammill enjoying life at Glanford Park

11 January 2019

New signing Adam Hammill has settled well into life at Glanford Park after joining the iron on an 18-month contract from Scottish Premier League side St Mirren last week.

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After being involved in the matchday squad during in the 2-1 win over Coventry last time out, the winger is even more excited about the prospect of making his debut in Scunthorpe colours, when the team travel to the Banks’s Stadium to take on Walsall this Saturday.

Speaking to iFollow Iron about his thoughts on possibly making his first start in claret and blue, the 30-year-old said: “I’m really excited. There’s no better feeling than playing on a matchday and getting out there on the pitch because it’s a totally different mindset compared to what it is in training.  

“When you step out on the grass, it’s game time and the excitement that comes along with the adrenaline is brilliant, I can’t wait."

Hammill was an unused substitute in the victory over Coventry last Saturday, but was delighted with the team performance to get the win in front of the Scunthorpe faithful at Glanford Park. 

He added: “It was nice to experience the first home matchday and it was even better that we managed to get the three points. 

“For me, it’s all about working hard, being patient and waiting for the opportunity to show what I can do, but as long as the team is doing well, we are all happy.”

Now after a full week with the club, the winger is looking to knuckle down and is ready for his chance to impress. 

Talking about life at Glanford Park so far, Hammill said: “It’s been really good. I’ve enjoyed being around the place and it wasn’t hard to settle in because I know quite a few of the lads already, so it was just about getting on the pitch and the training ground. I have to work hard, bide my time and grab the opportunity when it comes.”

The attacker also spoke about his first week of training under Stuart McCall and added: “The gaffer has been first class. He has an attention to detail and the standard of the training sessions have been top notch, so I’ve enjoyed it a lot so far.”

In addition, Hammill hailed the impact of his new teammates and said: “The lads have been great. The banter has been flowing on and off the pitch. However, once we cross the white line, we know it’s all about the hard work.”

On the pitch, it’s been another good week of preparation for the Iron, as they gear up to face Walsall on Saturday.  

Speaking about that, Hammill stated: “We’ll do a lot more work on shape and the team tomorrow. Today (on Thursday) we have done patterns of play and working on getting the ball into the box and getting it wide. 

“Overall, I think training has gone well this week. I’m optimistic and really looking forward to the game at the weekend. I hope we can get another three points in the bag.”

He went on to say: “They will be tough opposition, like any team is in this league. They will have a solid base, they will work hard and, on any given day, any side can beat anyone. However, if we stick to our gameplan and execute it well, we can continue our good form.”

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