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Sutton: It's been a long time coming

7 January 2019

Academy product Levi Sutton was thrilled to score his first Iron goal during the 2-1 win over Coventry City on Saturday.

The 22-year-old scored with a well taken effort in the second-half which proved to be the winning goal at Glanford Park.

That victory moved United out of the relegation zone following three successive wins.

Speaking to iFollow Iron, Sutton spoke about that goal and the Iron’s overall performance.

He said: “I have been at this club for 12 years now so to eventually be scoring, it means the world to me. It has been a long time coming. I think you can tell by the celebration that I didn’t know what to do.

“I had a few chances in the first-half, but I am delighted on a personal note.”

Sutton expertly finessed the ball into the left corner of the net after hard work and an assist from Kyle Wootton, who won one of the man of the match awards.

“Me and Kyle have been together for years in the youth team, so to be playing with him now, we are both delighted and I am buzzing for him as well,” said the versatile midfielder.

Sutton was also pleased with the Iron’s performance, which saw him start the game from midfield.

He said: “The team performance was great to get the three points. We got on top of them in central midfield and that is why we got the three points.

“The boys are buzzing now after three wins and two clean sheets.”

He added: “I played right-back and right wing-back recently and now I am playing in central midfield. It is one that I enjoy, but I will play wherever. 

“I have got a lot of energy so I can get up and down the pitch, helping the defence and helping to score goals.”

Prior to the Coventry game, the Iron signed five new players and handed a debut to experienced right-back Tony McMahon. 

“We have got players coming in, which can only help as you need competition to be a successful side,” said Sutton.

“The boys have been working hard in training and it is showing on the pitch.”

The Iron will be looking to make it four wins a row next weekend when they make a trip to Walsall.

Providing a short preview, Sutton said: “I think they will be looking at us feeling we are dangerous. We will go out there and play the same game and hopefully get the three points.”

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