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Eastwood on his return to the side

8 November 2019

Goalkeeper Jake Eastwood was pleased to keep a clean sheet on his return to the side in a goalless draw with Stevenage.

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8 November 2019

He told iFollow Iron: “If you get a clean sheet you’re going to pick up points. It’s disappointing too though because we wanted the three points.”

The shot-stopper was delighted to be given the nod last weekend, starting his first league game since the second game of the season.

He said: “It’s good to be back playing. It’s what I love doing. It was tough getting left out of the team after Cheltenham but you’ve got to get your head down and keep working and you’ll get your chance again,” he said.

“You’ve got to be consistently good. It’s pointless coming in one day and having a worldie and the next day being rubbish. That’s got to be the same on the pitch as well.”

The Sheffield United loanee has impressed on the training ground but is looking to convert those performances onto the pitch, and his parent club have been monitoring his progress whilst with the Iron.

Eastwood added: “I speak to the goalkeeping coach [at Sheffield United] every few weeks. A guy who looks after the loan players has watched a couple of training sessions but it’ll be nice for them to come and watch a game.”

He hopes the Iron can get through to the next round of the FA Cup, travelling to Crawley in the competition on Saturday.

“We need to pick up points and start moving up the table, and get a win and get through in the cup on Saturday,” he explained.

“We ended up with a draw again Salford and a draw on Saturday so we still need to get a win."

However, he isn’t worried about the Iron’s away form, concluding: “You go into the game and when you’re out on the pitch you don’t start thinking what your away record has been like. You take every game as it comes."

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