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Wootton looks to follow up a gritty win at Fleetwood

31 January 2019

Striker Kyle Wootton knows the Iron need to keep the momentum going after grinding out a 1-0 victory away at Fleetwood last weekend.

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With 14 minutes remaining in that match, substitute Levi Sutton’s inviting cross was diverted into the net by Ashley Eastham, scoring an own goal.

After the match, Wootton spoke about the three points, which were sealed a day after signing a new two-and-a-half year contract.

“I’m absolutely delighted, especially as we have kept this run going,” the 22-year-old told iFollow Iron.

“The boys did excellent to go to Fleetwood – a side that have been in form and are quite high up in the table – and take three points in difficult conditions.

“We gritted it out and it was a massive three points.”

The Iron battled through tough weather conditions and it was an own goal that gave them victory.

Praising Sutton, Wootton said: “It wasn’t great conditions, but at the end of the day, we will take the own goal.  

“Levi did well on the right side when he came on. With his pace, he was bright and created a couple of chances for us. 

“He got the ball in the box, which we needed and, with the conditions, the defender obviously sliced it in and we got the three points.”

The forward was also impressed with Harrison McGahey, who came off the bench in the first-half after an injury to Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

The defender made his debut at the Highbury Stadium, playing at left-back.

“It’s massive when you have got someone like him coming on and you are confident that he will do a good job,” Wootton said.

“He did well on his debut, especially as he was playing out of position.

“The squad is brilliant, so you have got to keep working hard in training and games.”

The result means United have won five of their last six games and now sit 14th in the Sky Bet League One table.

On this form, Wootton said: “Everyone is buzzing at the moment. As a side we are playing well and when it changes we can adapt to it very quickly. It is brilliant.”

Next up for the Iron is another away trip to face Barnsley this Saturday.

“Barnsley will be another tough test on Saturday,” said the striker.

“But who says we can’t go there and pick up another three points or get a decent result?

“We have got to keep the momentum going.”

The forward is hoping the Iron fans will come out in their numbers again, as he appreciated the support the team have been receiving. 

He said: “They were absolutely brilliant again. 

“Every week they come and we cannot thank them enough. From me as an individual and the squad, thank you very much.

“Keep supporting us and we will keep giving back.”

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