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Butroid: We threw everything at it

25 February 2020

On the back of the Iron’s 1-0 victory over Forest Green at the weekend, Lewis Butroid spoke to iFollow Iron post-match, discussing what turned out to be a convincing defensive display from United.

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Summarising the game, Butroid said: “It was a well-earned three points, we were solid. We didn’t really look like conceding until the pressure came towards the end.”

On a difficult day in terms of weather conditions, the Iron managed to keep a clean sheet.

“I think sometimes it can help the situation”, the 21-year old stated. “On the flipside, it can also make for a goal-fest. Ultimately though, we coped with the conditions well, kept a good shape, and built from there.”

Saturday’s match marked Butroid’s first league game for the club since last April, after a spell on-loan at Spennymoor Town earlier this season.

“It’s been a frustrating time, mentally more than anything”, he confessed. “Whilst I was out of action I just wanted to play, which I didn’t manage ‘til the turn of the year, going out on-loan. Hopefully I can kick on now though.”

A potential match-saving block late on from the young defender, ensured the Iron’s clean sheet was preserved on the day, but Butroid believes it required a real team effort to secure the three points.

He said: “I think the lads threw everything at it today. We’ve got to continue to do that throughout the remainder of the season because it’s going to be tough. We’re going to have to do that a lot more.”

John McAtee’s goal immediately after the restart proved to be the difference in front of goal for the Iron, and Butroid praised those involved for producing when it mattered.

The defender said: “It was a good finish to be fair. It was quite a well-worked goal too, a good ball over the top from Jacob (Bedeau), and a great run from (Abo) Eisa who picked him out.”

Next up for the Iron it’s Port Vale away on Saturday, and Butroid only has eyes for one thing heading into that fixture.

“We simply want another win, another three points. A clean sheet would be ideal too, and hopefully we can build from a good shape again and kick on," he said.

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