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Sutton: It's good we have chance to bounce back quickly

12 March 2019

Midfielder Levi Sutton wants the Iron to put on a good performance in front of the home fans on Tuesday night following a disappointing defeat to Bristol Rovers on Saturday, but says the most important thing is the three points.

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United were beaten 1-0 at Glanford Park at the weekend, as Jonson Clarke-Harris scored the only goal of the game in the first half when he tapped in a right-winged cross.  

However, with Southend visiting on Tuesday night, the Iron have a great opportunity to put things right and return to winning ways. 

Sutton spoke to iFollow Iron previewing the Southend fixture, but firstly reflected back on the loss to Bristol Rovers. 

He said: “I thought we started well. However, they then took control of the game and managed to get a goal. 

“In the second half, we tried to come out and score ourselves, but in the end it turned out to be a disappointing result for us and now we know we need the points."

The midfielder also added that it’s been a frustrating couple of weeks for the Iron after defeats to teams around them in the league table. 

He continued by saying: “In some of the games I thought we looked the better team as well, so it’s just disappointing. 

“We need the points, so every game for us is a six-pointer. We’ve looked at the table and seen that it’s tight, so we know a win can boost us up and hopefully that’s what we can do.”

However, despite the results of late, Sutton has been enjoying an extended run in Stuart McCall’s starting eleven and is delighted to be playing a key part in the centre of midfield.

The 22-year-old said: “I’m in the team playing in my natural position, so I’m definitely delighted to be in the side.  

“It’s one of those ones where it’s taken a long time to come around, but I'm here now and I’m just trying to play as much as possible. 

“I’ve played a lot in the central midfield role, and I hope I’m doing alright.”

Moving onto Tuesday now, and it’s the second of two home games in quick succession for the Iron. Although it can be quite a tricky test for the players, Sutton believes the double header at Glanford Park can only be a good thing for them. 

He stated: “It’s one of those weeks where the Tuesday game is good for us because we need to be back out there on the pitch to try get a result.”

The Shrimpers are also in the relegation battle themselves, after a run of eight games without a win has seen them drop to 14th in the table.  

Speaking about how tight the league is this season, Sutton added: “At the moment, any team can either be up in the top half or be down there near the bottom, so we just need to look to go into the game on Tuesday and get the three points.”

Looking ahead to the Southend encounter, he said: “We definitely need to go out there and be on the front foot 100 per cent. I think we need to do that because we owe it to the fans as well.

“We need to put on a performance for them and we need a good display for ourselves too because we know we are in need of three points."

United’s next home game sees them face Southend United at Glanford Park on Tuesday, March 12th (7.45pm kick-off). Click here for details of our 12th Man Friend for a Fiver offer Buy tickets now at

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