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Kenan Dünnwald-Turan: I will work hard to keep my place

21 September 2020

Debutant forward Kenan Dünnwald-Turan was satisfied with his own output at the weekend, but stated the overriding disappointment came following the defeat at Crawley.

The German striker is finding his feet at the Iron following a successful trial towards the end of pre-season and was handed his first appearance at the weekend.

Speaking to iFollow Iron, he said: “I thought, on a personal note, I did alright. But since we want to win all the games, and we play as a team, I wasn’t happy with the defeat.

“We didn’t score a goal and to win goals, we need to score. We did our best, we fought and we did some good things throughout the game. It was an unlucky day. We’ve got to get our heads down and work hard in the week to get a result next weekend.”

The 24-year-old wasn’t able to feature in United’s opening two competitive games due to not receiving international clearance in time. Dünnwald-Turan spoke on this, but has used the setback to motivate him to be ready.

“It’s something I couldn’t change and it’s nobodies fault,” he continued. 

“I was frustrated, of course, but I couldn’t change it, so I looked at the bright side and trained hard to be ready for when the chance came.

“It was amazing to get the chance to play. The most important thing is to get the trust from the people around you - the players and the gaffer. He put me in the team and I’m very happy for that.”

Arguably one of Scunthorpe’s best chances at the weekend fell to his strike partner Ryan Loft, with a header looping just wide of the target early on, with the score still 0-0.

Continuing on, he spoke about the fine margins in the game and bouncing back next week: “These are the tiny bits that can change the whole game. Today we were unlucky, but next week we might be lucky. I hope that’s the case.

“We cannot be sad for too long. The games are coming so quick so we need to be professional, get our heads down, work hard and try to get the result next week. 

“We have a great squad. It would be lovely to make my home debut next week. Everyone wants to play, so I’ll just work hard and the gaffer will decide who plays.

“I’ve settled in very well. The lads and the staff have been unbelievable and I’m very happy here.”

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