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Songo'o aiming to reward travelling sell-out crowd

24 October 2019

Midfielder Yann Songo’o is hoping the Iron’s first away league win of the season comes in front of a bumper away following at Salford City on Saturday.

The Iron have sold out their allocation of just over 1,300 tickets for the trip to the Peninsula Stadium at the weekend, with the 27-year-old aiming to record back-to-back wins for the first time this campaign.

First reflecting on the midweek win, he said: “It was against a team pushing for promotion. We needed a game like that to boost our confidence. We were playing against a good side and we won with a good number of goals and we played really well.”

The result made it five league games without defeat at the Sands Venue Stadium and back-to-back wins to couple with the Northampton Town win ten days prior. Songo’o, while keen to transfer that form to United’s travels, also highlighted that home form has to be key.

“It’s so important in this league to be strong at home,” he stated. 

“We’ve been showing that for the last couple of weeks. We are trying to be really strong and getting as many points as we can at home and now we obviously need to try to do the same things on the road.

“We’ve got a big game on Saturday. It’s really important for us to try and get back-to-back wins, so we can get a run going.

“I think I’ve been getting better as the games have gone on. I’m getting fitter and fitter and the whole squad is getting better as well. The squad is getting bigger. 

“There’s no chance to relax, we have to be on our game every day otherwise someone will take your place. I feel good and hopefully I can carry that on.”

In Salford City, the Iron come up against former manager Graham Alexander and assistant Chris Lucketti, while Scott Wiseman and on-loan defender Cameron Burgess are also set to line-up against Scunthorpe.

“I think they (Salford) have done really well over the last couple of years and they’ve got some really good players,” he continued. 

“Now they’re in the league, they’ve started well and I think it’s going to be very good game on Saturday. Hopefully we can go there and get all three points.”

With more than 1,300 fans set to cheer on the boys in claret and blue this weekend, the Cameroon international left his final comment for the supporters.

“The fans have been so important for us since the start of the season,” he added. 

“Even when we had a tricky start, the fans have still been there. On Saturday, it (the numbers travelling) shows the appreciation for what we’ve been doing recently for them to travel to Salford on Saturday and hopefully we can leave them with a nice smile and get the three points on Saturday.”


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