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Watson: We all look hungry and ready to go

14 August 2020

Nearing the end of the second week of United's pre-season schedule, Rory Watson is looking for a big campaign this year, and to make the Iron goalkeeper spot his own.

Sharing the position with Jake Eastwood and Iain Lawlor, Watson made 26 appearances last term after recovering from an arm injury which prematurely ended the previous one after just six matches.

The 24-year-old shotstopper told iFollow Iron: "I want to play 40+ games and prove a few people wrong. I don't think I've really kicked on since I broke my arm (in August 2018) but I'm hoping to have a good season under my belt and do well."

Talking about the sessions so far, he continued: "It's good, though tough too because the weather has been hot since we've been back. All the lads look really fit and we've probably benefited from not going on holiday as much, and working really hard during the off-season.

"We met the new manager (Neil Cox) last Friday and he seems good. Everybody is happy and upbeat, and we can't wait for the season to start now.

"We all look young, hungry and ready to go. We've had a big shift of players and it's been a funny old period but the lads look really good, and ready."

He added: "I did my own sessions during the close season and it's benefited me. I feel sharp, fit and ready to go.

"The fixtures will come thick and fast, and we can't wait to get started."

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