Defender Mason O’Malley has looked ahead to the away league encounter at Forest Green Rovers and spoken about his recent involvement with Republic of Ireland Under-21s.
The 19-year-old is ready to bounce back at the weekend, following the disappointment at Morecambe in midweek.
Talking to iFollow Iron, he said: "I think we shot ourselves in the foot a lot of the time. They scored from a lot of our mistakes, it’s disappointing, but we have got to react and go into Saturday.
“It’s things we can improve on, we have got to learn from it. It’s a learning curve for all of us. A lot of players are new to this like myself, so there are going to be mistakes but we have got to learn from it.”
He added: “It’s getting towards the back end of the season, but we have got to finish strong and keep pushing on.”
Forest Green Rovers are currently seventh in the league, but O’Malley is confident that the Iron can come out on top at the innocent New Lawn.
He said: “There is no easy game in this league. It’s going to be another tough one, but our mentality is that we are going there to win and get points.
“We have proven already that we can beat the top teams in this league. There is no reason why we can’t go there and put up a battle.”
He added: “There are mistakes we made, and we are looking to rectify them and come away with something. It is important that we build momentum and finish strong this season.”
Reflecting on his recent personal experience with Republic of Ireland at the end of March, which saw him also start their friendly against Wales, he commented: “It was a really good experience, I learnt plenty and had really good teammates and staff there that made me feel really welcome. But now we are back to Scunthorpe and it’s just about moving forward.
“The standard is really high, and I think that helps with having things like nice facilities - a good surface to play on, that obviously helps - but there are players with really good quality there and you can tell they have come from top teams.”
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