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Bedeau reflects on first professional goal

28 January 2020

Defender Jacob Bedeau has spoken about scoring the first goal of his professional career in the 2-2 home draw against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

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The former Aston Villa centre-back headed United into the lead in the 15th minute, and while he was delighted to get off the mark, he would have felt a lot better about it had Scunthorpe kept a clean sheet and won as well.

He told iFollow Iron: “It was a surreal moment and it’s something you dream of as a kid. I’m just happy to do it really,

“I don’t score many goals, so it was one of those situations where I didn’t really know what to do (in terms of celebrating)! I was just happy to get on the scoresheet.

“I’d have preferred to keep a clean sheet and win 1-0, so it was bittersweet.”

Bedeau was named in the Football League Paper’s team of the day for League Two following the weekend, and he added: “I always think I could play better and do better, but it’s nice to be recognised. I definitely feel like there’s more to come.

“It’s been a good learning curve (playing games) and I hope that continues. Coming through academies, they always try and instil that mentality of being calm on the ball and that’s what I’m looking to bring to it.

“I just want to play in and win as many games of football as I can between now and the end of the season really.”

Looking ahead to the away game against Northampton Town on Tuesday night, which comes three days after the last match, the 20-year-old feels there is plenty to be encouraged by from the last three performances against Bradford, Portsmouth and Crewe.

He said: “I think we’ve played well recently, although there are a few things we could tidy up on. I’m confident though.

“Everyone’s up for the game, you just want to play as many as possible, so it doesn’t matter to me how thick and fast they come.

“We had more possession against Crewe and versus Bradford. We’re definitely capable against the better teams in the division and it’s not something we’ll be nervous about. We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing hopefully.”

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