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McGahey reflects on his Iron debut

29 January 2019

Defender Harrison McGahey was delighted to get three points on his debut for the club, as he came on to deputise at left-back during the 1-0 away victory at Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

The January signing, who came from Rochdale at the start of the month, played his part as Scunthorpe made it six games unbeaten with the win at Highbury.

He came on for the injured Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on 34 minutes and helped his side get a win that took them up to 14th place in the table.

“I think it was deserved really, with the performance that the boys put in. We defended right until the end and got the win,” McGahey explained to iFollow Iron.

“It took a deflection and it was good to see the ball hit the net. We then kept it strong like we have been doing, and kept a clean sheet against a good side.

“The conditions never help either team really, but we made the most of it with what we did on the pitch. It was good to get the clean sheet and keep building momentum.

“The boys are flying now. Since I’ve come in, the mood has been good and obviously we’re getting the results now which always helps the mood improve in the dressing room.

“We just have to keep winning, keep getting our heads down on the training pitch and keep progressing, then see where it takes us really.”

To keep his fitness up, the 23-year-old had played in two behind-closed-doors friendlies since signing.

“I feel I’ve been patient and have played in the behind-closed-doors games on a Tuesday just to keep ticking over really. To get my debut at Fleetwood was great,” he added.

“I’ve not played at left-back but the gaffer told me not to get really forward, so it was just like playing in a three at the back really and I’ve done that before, so I’m used to it.

“CBJ has been brilliant since I’ve come in and that’s his position, but it’s down to the gaffer.”

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