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Hippolyte: I'll bring a lot of energy to the team

29 August 2020

New Iron arrival Myles Hippolyte has spoken about his move to the Sands Venue Stadium, and what he can offer the club after signing from Yeovil Town on a two-year deal.

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Iron sign Hippolyte from Yeovil

29 August 2020

The 25-year-old becomes our latest summer signing and feels he has a lot to offer the Iron.

"I'd say I'm an exciting player, and bring a lot of energy to the team. I have moments where I can change games, and make it interesting for the fans," he told iFollow Iron.

"I'd like to think I'm a good team player as well, and bring a lot of attacking attributes. I've improved a lot on the defensive side as well.

"I can play left or right-side, and have played quite a few different positions. I am left-footed but able to play on the right."

The former Brentford scholar, who spent five seasons in Scotland, said: "It's been a long journey to get back to English football and to be playing in the EFL again. I look forward to it, it's going to be a challenge for me but I believe in myself and that I've got the ability. Hopefully I can do what the manager asks, get the fans on board and really do well this season."

Last season saw him return to English football after a five-year stay north of the border in Scotland.

Winning the Scottish Challenge Cup in 2015 with Livingstone, he then enjoyed cult-hero status at Falkirk during a two-year stint with the Bairns before helping St Mirren win promotion to the SPL in 2017-18.

He commented: "I enjoyed every moment in Scotland and it was a case of me finding myself. I won a cup and league there, getting promotion to the Scottish Premiership. That experience taught me a lot about myself."

Talking about his move to the Iron, he continued: "I'm sad to leave Yeovil behind but at the end of the day I want to keep moving forward in my career, and feel Scunthorpe is a great chance to move forward for me. The gaffer has given me certain instructions about how he wants to play, and I buy into it, and will hopefully do what I can to help the boys do well.

"It was quite surprising to see he tracked me while I was in Scotland even but fortunately I have the opportunity to work with him now, and I'm looking forward to it."

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