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KVV ready to take on former side

11 October 2019

Forward Kevin van Veen is looking forward to facing his former club Northampton Town at the weekend.

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However, the striker will put any sentiments aside when the Iron come up against the Cobblers at the Sands Venue Stadium on Saturday.

Van Veen signed for them in January 2018 and scored 10 goals in 27 starts during his year there.

He told iFollow Iron: “I’ve got a lot of friends who are players there still and I’ve got a connection with the gaffer Keith Curle. When the game starts on Saturday, that will be forgotten and we’ll try to get three points.”

“I’ve been positive about recent performances as a team and personally,” he continued.

“I expect a tough game but I’m very confident we’ll get the result.”

The Dutchman was disappointed not to take all three points against Plymouth Argyle, after sharing the spoils in a 2-2 stalemate on the south coast.

He assessed the performance: “We’ve been very good on the ball. I think that was our best game in possession. It’s unlucky to conceded two goals but we did well to get that result and we should’ve got more.”

With four goals in all competitions, the Iron’s leading marksman hasn’t set himself a goalscoring target this season but is instead focussing on turning draws into wins.

“I’ve not really got a target because I’ve missed some games. I do try to get as many goals and assists as I can,” he explained.

“I’ve been training well and playing to keep the shirt. We’ve got some good strikers and that pushes me to do better.

“Our luck has turned. At the start of the season, we lost games we shouldn’t lose. We just need to get three points now and it doesn’t mater how. A draw is a good result but we need to get some wins on the board now.”

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