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Slater and Hurst react as Iron make latest summer signing

27 July 2019

New on-loan midfield arrival Regan Slater, alongside manager Paul Hurst, has been providing reaction to his arrival at Glanford Park.

Confirmed on Saturday afternoon, the 19-year-old joins on a season-long loan from Sheffield United and will add strong competition in the centre of the park having impressed on loan at Carlisle in League Two last season.

Slater told iFollow Iron: “It feels very good, and it was nice to just get it done. I can't wait to get straight into it and show what I’m about. Then next week the season starts, so it’s all good.

“Carlisle was a great experience for me as a player and a person, so now I know a little bit about the league and how it works. I can use that coming here.”

Speaking about his attributes as a player, he explained: “I’d like to say I’m a box-to-box all-round midfielder really, and I can do a bit of everything.

“My aim is to get on the scoresheet a bit more than last year, and to dictate the play really.

“I know Jake (Eastwood) and Jordy (Hallam) from Sheffield United, and they’ve said it’s a great club and they’re really enjoying it, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t.”

Boss Hurst said: “He adds a little bit of everything in terms of a midfield player. He’s a good all-round footballer. He’s good on the ball and tenacious. He’s very well thought of at Sheffield United, played in games in pre-season and is someone I’ve been aware of for some time and kept an eye on.

“He has a very good appetite for the game and that’s what attracted us to him. Chris (Doig, assistant manager) watched him previously too and we liked his attitude. He clearly has more than just that, but he fits us in terms of the type of people we’re looking to bring in. He’s not the biggest presence in terms of height and physique but I guarantee he’ll put himself about and won’t shirk anything.

“You need that fight, courage, determination and drive, and Regan has all of those qualities, but he’s a lot more than that. He can play too. I’m looking forward to him being part of the group and given the stage to show what he’s capable of.

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