Devarn Green was pleased he was able to make an impact on his first team debut at the weekend, providing an assist and a promising maiden performance at Port Vale.
The former Southport forward came on as a substitute for Abo Eisa late in the first half and quickly got to work with providing the equaliser for Alex Gilliead before going on complete an assured first appearance for the club in League Two.
Speaking following the game to iFollow Iron, he said: “It was a tough game and there were some tough periods, but I thought the lads did great. We stuck together.
“We just had to dig in together as a team and we ended up with a draw.”
Green arrived from the non-league outfit on deadline day, with the 23-year-old having to wait a month to break into the team. He did, however score on his Under-23s debut for the side at the Sands Venue Stadium against Hull City in the Premier League Cup.
“I’ve been patient. It’s not always easy to come from non-league. It’s a big step-up,” he continued.
“I’m delighted that I got a chance. I got myself an assist and could have got myself a goal. I’m a patient person generally and I knew I had prove myself in training and get my fitness where it needed to be. Then the chance came and hopefully I impressed Russ (Wilcox) and the staff today.
“My fitness has come on massively. I feel sharp and hopefully I can kick on now. The lads are great and they’ve welcomed me. I feel very comfortable here.”
The league leaders Swindon Town are next up for the Iron this midweek in a rearranged fixture at the County Ground after Storm Dennis curtailed the original fixture last month. Green, now in contention to start following injuries to Kevin van Veen and Abo Eisa, is looking forward to the test.
“It’ll be a tough game,” he continued.
“Swindon are a really good team. We’re going to go there, be positive as we always are and try to get a win. We need to go there and not concentrate on them too much. We know they’re a good side, but we’re a good side and have good players too.”
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