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Myles Hippolyte: I'm hoping to kick on now

16 December 2020

Myles Hippolyte made his first league start since the end of October on Tuesday night, seeing his side win 2-1 against Barrow.

Abo Eisa’s early goal in the first half was soon cancelled out, but it was Jordan Clarke gave the Iron the win at the beginning of stoppage time. Speaking about the game to iFollow Iron, he said: “(We're) delighted to get the win (and I'm delighted to be) back in the side as well.

"It's been a while since I’ve been in the team and got a win so I’m happy for it. Hopefully we can kick on from there.”
 
It was Hippolyte that won the free-kick prior to the winning goal. He continued: “It was a good feeling. I think I went on a little run there and saw a gap and Eisa stayed wide, which created a bit of space for me.

"I thought I’d try and open up my legs and see how fast I can go, and fortunately just knocked it in the corner and got blocked off and it made a chance for us to get the foul, so we’ll take that.”
 
Speaking about his thoughts on the game as a whole, he said that despite the small errors theside played well and responded well to Saturday's result. He said: “As time goes on we will build from that. We were at home and we are hopefully trying to make home a fortress, which will be good for us.
 
“There are obviously going to be more reactions coming. Everyone wants to be playing, there are boys out the team that want to be involved, so we’re looking to do our best, hold our spot, but also put on good performances so that we can do better in the league. That’s the main aim.”
 
It was Hippolyte’s first appearance for the first team since October as he came in for Mason O’Malley who was left out following a lot of games in a short space of time.
 
“It was good to be back out there," he stated.

"I’ve been out for a while now and it's been frustrating having the role of the bench. It’s not something I want to be doing, I want to be starting and hopefully I’ll take today as a positive, and build on that.”
 
He came on the pitch as a left-back on Tuesday night which isn’t his usual position, but didn’t mind it: “Left-back is just more defending than the norm. You can see the game a lot more and also depending on the type of winger and style you have playing ahead of you, it allows you to go on the odd drives, so it doesn’t make it a one-sided defending job. You can still have the enjoyment of attacking and fortunately today we done that.
 
“You can catch teams out on the break quite well and as a left-back if you have got good pace and good quality going forward and you believe in yourself, it allows the space. Both sides were brilliant, but I think Jordan (Clarke) did a great job on the other side as well, with Gilly (Alex Gilliead). We just need to build from this and hopefully progress.
 
“Hopefully I’ll stay in the team. Being out for a while and then not being involved, you never know what can happen. Everyone is fighting for a spot in the team, and I’ve come here to play games. I train everyday to start at the weekend from when I was a little kid.

"I want to be involved, so it's frustrating when you’re out of the team. You’ve got to deal with it but at the same time my main goal is to be in the team every week, and have a good season here and build from that.

"As a team I want us to do well, and I want to be involved in that, I don’t want to be watching from the sidelines.”
 
The next match United face is on Saturday away at Grimsby Town, and Hippolyte is keen to join in on the action: “I love derby days.

"Hopefully we can go into this game and have a good result. As long as we put on a performance the gaffer is happy with and the fans will be happy with and come home with a win.”

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