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Spence enjoying the challenge of English football

18 September 2020

Midfielder Lewis Spence has looked ahead to Saturday’s away clash at Crawley Town in an interview with iFollow Iron.

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The 24-year-old joined United this summer from Scottish Premier League side Ross County, and made his league debut against Newport County last weekend, playing the full 90 minutes and proving an asset to the team.

He said: “It’s obviously just good to get a point on the table but for the first half Newport County were probably the better team.

“It took us a while to get going and to get into the game but we were a bit unlucky to not go on and win. However, for the first game of the season against a decent side, we’ll take a point and move on.

“It’s a point. We can build on that and go into the game against Crawley with a bit of confidence.”

Discussing training before the next league game, he said: “It’s been a hard week, but the boys are looking fit and sharp. We’ve got a lot of new lads in the team and I feel like we’re gelled a lot better now. It’ll give us more confidence going into the game on Saturday.

“I’m enjoying playing centre midfield, this is my first time in English football and I’m enjoying playing against the new teams, new players and in new stadiums.”

He continued: “I’ve played in a lot of the leagues in Scotland and I feel like it’s not too different to what I’ve played at, I just try to get on with the game.

“It’s still early days but obviously Crawley got beat last week so they’ll be raring to go but we’ve got the confidence as well and we want to get three points.”

The lack of fans due to matches being held behind-closed-doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic is still strange for most of the players, as Spence added: “It’s weird without having any fans, but you have to just get on with it and hopefully we’ll get the fans back in as soon as we can. We want to give them good performances.

“It’s a bit different. I think that the fans would have helped us when we got the goal last Saturday. They would have kicked us on a little bit. We have to just get on with it and everyone’s in the same boat.”

Spence continued: “We’ve got a big squad, its good to have competition with everyone. The season is long and there are a lot of games including cup matches, so everyone’s going to be needed at some point.

“I think the boys are getting up to speed now and I’m the same. It’s a young squad but we’re all energetic and you can see that in training and off the field as well. I think as the season goes on, we have experienced boys to come back too, so it all helps and we have a good mix.”

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