No matter what competition or opposition, every game provides an opportunity to win a game of football with defender Harrison McGahey as eager as ever to get a result against Grimsby Town.
The Iron clash with their local rivals in the Leasing.com Trophy at Blundell Park on Tuesday evening, but first reflected on defeat at the weekend against Carlisle United.
“The weekend(’s result) was quite hard to take,” he said, talking to iFollow Iron.
“We dominated the game throughout, yet they obviously took all three points. I think we are slowly building as a team and gradually getting better, but obviously the results are not getting better. Once we get our first result, I think we will be fine.
“We need to carry on building. The results have not been the best, but I feel like we are building. I didn’t start on Saturday, but when I come on I felt like the lads looked good.”
The Mariners are the first of three group stage opponents for the Iron in the competition, with Leicester City Under-21s and Sunderland to follow. McGahey is looking for a repeat of the performance at the weekend and is adamant if a similar showing is produced, a result will follow.
“We’ve got to keep building against Grimsby,” he continued.
“It’s a local derby, so this one is for the fans. We want to go and get the result and go from there.”
Reflecting on his personal season so far, the 23-year-old added: “It’s been good. I’m still learning a lot from the gaffer, Doigy (Chris Doig) and Daws (Andy Dawson).”
“I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing on the training pitch and hopefully I get the game time on a Saturday or a Tuesday.
“It’s another game to play and another chance to show what I can do and then hopefully the gaffer picks me on Saturday.”
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