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McMahon over the moon with debut victory

8 January 2019

As far as debuts go, Tony McMahon was more than satisfied with the three points gained when Scunthorpe defeated Coventry City 2-1 at Glanford Park on Saturday.

The victory sees United climb the table to 17th position, following a third win in succession.

McMahon was the only one of the five new signings from last week to play in the clash with the Sky Blues, but the right-back was impressed with what he saw from his team-mates and feels there is plenty to build on.

The 32-year-old, who joined on loan until the end of the season from Oxford, told iFollow Iron: “We were over the moon to get three points on the board. It would have been nice to keep a clean sheet but it wasn’t to be. 

“(Their goal) took three deflections, hit Jak’s (Jak Alnwick) knee and popped up (for Conor Chaplin to score). The most important thing is the points though."

Talking about his first appearance in claret and blue, McMahon added: “I loved every minute of it. Just getting back into the routine on a Friday night of preparing properly for games was great. 

“I just love playing football, and games like Saturday are rewarding where you have to dig deep at the end. There’s no better satisfaction than keeping them out and getting three points.”

McMahon has settled in well at Glanford Park since joining last Thursday, adding: “It’s been good. I know a few of the lads anyway, such as Rory (McArdle), Josh (Morris) and Lundy (Matthew Lund), who I’ve played with in the past. It’s an easy dressing room to come into. They’re a great set of lads, all fighting for each other, and you could see that today.”

Next up for United is Walsall as they look to make it four wins in a row and further climb the table, leapfrogging their opponents.

McMahon said: “It will be a tough game but they all are. There are good teams in this league and good players, but it’s about what we do and we have to stick together, keep going and get as many points on the board as we can, getting up that table and away from the relegation zone. 

“It’s just a start and we have to keep building on that. We’re heading in the right direction though.”

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