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Webster on Plymouth test

3 May 2019


Webster on Plymouth test

3 May 2019

Experienced defender Byron Webster says the Iron will put their 'hearts and souls' into the Plymouth game on Saturday, as they look to win and avoid the League One drop.

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Webster spoke to iFollow Iron looking ahead to the Plymouth clash, but firstly reflected back on the encounter with Bradford last Saturday, which ended in a 3-2 defeat.

He said: "It was a crazy game. The 15 minute spell in which we conceded three was unacceptable. We now need to rectify that going into the final game of the season.

"We proved and showed in the second half what a strong, positive team we are, so we just need to take that into Plymouth on Saturday."

The 32-year-old joined the Iron in January after signing from Millwall and penned a contract until the end of the year.

Even though it's been a tough season for United as a whole, Webster has been relatively happy with his own performances.

He went on to say: "It's good to be out there playing games again."

On Saturday, the Iron will face Plymouth, who are also in the relegation zone, after slipping to their fifth defeat in a row following a 5-1 loss against Accrington Stanley. 

That prompted the Pilgrims to make a change at the helm, as they decided the part company with manager Derek Adams at the start of the week and place Kevin Nancekivell in temporary charge. 

Plymouth are currently 21st and one point ahead of the Iron going into a huge final game of the season this weekend, and Webster believes it's all still to play for, as the battle to avoid the drop heats up.

He stated:"I don't know how it will affect things in all honesty. A number of times, it can have a good positive effect, but it all comes down to the final day of the season where there is everything to play for, for both clubs. 

"Everything else goes out of the window, it's all about who wants it more. I know if I'm selected, I'll be wanting to give everything, I won't be leaving anything in the changing room and it'll all be left out on the pitch, so we can hopefully get a positive result."

The defender also says the atmosphere at Home Park on Saturday won't have any impact on the football played out on the pitch.

He added: "For me personally, I don't really let it get to me because I don't usually hear it. 

"We know what we need to do to win and we'll look to put everything else out of the picture, that way, we know we have done our job."

The Iron have sold over 400 tickets so far for the last match of the 2018/19 campaign, and Webster gave a message to the fans ahead of the game. 

He said: "My message would be stick with us because there are going to be ups and downs. It's not really in our hands as such, but all we can do is win. If we do that and a couple of results go our way, then it's going to be a great journey home for both the fans and us."

Speaking about how the players prepare for such a long trip down to the South Coast, he went on to say: "Everything has been done right off the pitch, we'll have nutrition prepared for us, but once it comes to Saturday we'll be going out there and putting our hearts and souls into everything in order to get a result."

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