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Eisa primed for return to action at Bradford

17 January 2020

Forward Abo Eisa is looking forward to getting back to action after a week between fixtures for the first time since before the festive period.

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The 24-year-old, who netted in last week’s encounter against Newport County, spoke to iFollow Iron going into the game: “It’s another chance to get it right after the recent loss that we’ve had. It’s an opportunity to win and hopefully start a new run.

“It’s been a good week. I think we needed a rest. Some of the players have been playing a lot of games - I probably needed one as well to be fair. It’s been good training again and it’s felt like a long time since we’ve had a couple of days of training. It’s been good to be back to basics.

“Everyone has rested well, refreshed and training has been good this week, so we’re hoping everyone can carry that into the game on Saturday.”

Eisa made it eight goals for the season with another impressive strike to add to his growing collection in what was the opener in the game at the Sands Venue Stadium against the Exiles. 

He reacted to his latest effort from outside the box, saying: “Macca (John McAtee) played a nice pass into me and straight away I thought I could get a touch in and just shoot. I know when I’m in that position, I can trouble the ‘keeper.

“I need to improve on scoring the scrappier goals, like at the back post, as I won’t be able to get the wonder goals every week. They all count the same. I didn’t start as good as I should have, so I think I’m playing catch-up a little bit. 

“Right now, I’m on eight goals, which I’m happy with, but I can do better. It’s a good tally from when I scored my first goal from the club, but I always look at improvements and don’t settle with what I’ve done. The Sunderland goal was the start of a good run for me.”

With a trip to the Utility Energy Stadium looming for the side, the attacker stated the Iron will go to the Bantams full of confidence following a run of five away wins from six in all competitions.

“We’re definitely not phased by any team in this league and we’re definitely not phased by going away from home now,” he continued. 

“I think the away form has been alright since we beat Leyton Orient. We’re optimistic going into this one. Away from home, we will be trying to get another win. We need to be a bit more ruthless, create more chances and hopefully score more goals.”

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