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Bedeau looking for Grassroots Day victory

21 February 2020

Defender Jacob Bedeau is hoping to put the frustration of the defeat to Cambridge and postponement against Swindon behind him and his team-mates when Scunthorpe host Forest Green Rovers at the Sands Venue Stadium this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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21 February 2020

The former Aston Villa man, who has played at left-back during recent matches, is hoping for a performance more akin to the one that saw his side impressively defeat promotion-chasing Cheltenham Town a fortnight ago.

He told iFollow Iron: “Against Cheltenham we did really well to get the clean sheet and the win, but the Cambridge one was a disappointment. Hopefully we can put that right on Saturday.

“Swindon was frustrating because we’d travelled down there and were getting changed, then suddenly (captain) Andy Butler came in and said the game was off, so back up to Scunthorpe we went. It was a shame for the fans who travelled all that way for nothing. We were really looking forward to the game too.

“We’ve had a good week’s training though. We had a lot of Saturday-Tuesday games so couldn’t really do that, but we’ve worked on a lot of stuff and hopefully it all comes to fruition on Saturday.”

Since making his league debut for the Iron on Boxing Day against Walsall, the 20-year-old has gone on to start the last seven matches in all competitions and he’s hoping to continue that at the weekend.

He said: “As a young player, it’s important to get games in and I’m doing that at the moment so hopefully it continues.

“I don’t mind where I play, as long as I’m playing. It’s been a challenge (at left-back), but the more I play there the more I get used to it.

“I’ve learned a lot this season, they’re all things that will help me as I go along.”

Bedeau is hoping the side can get a win in front of a bumper crowd, as the Iron host their 2020 Grassroots Day this weekend, and welcome around 1,000 young footballers from teams around the region.

He concluded: “It’s important for the next generation of fans to be attracted to the club, and to their hometown team. Hopefully we put on a good show for them and get the win.”

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