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Bunn: Nothing is won or lost on the first day

9 August 2021

Recent arrival Harry Bunn spoke to iFollow Iron after the Iron lost 3-1 to Swindon Town on Saturday.

The 28-year-old made his home league debut for the Iron in the first game of the season, which saw Ryan Loft send United into the lead from the penalty spot just after the half-time break.

However, the Robins turned it around with three goals by Jack Payne (also a penalty), Ben Gladwin and Harry Parsons.  

Bunn told iFollow Iron: “It’s disappointing. We were looking forward to the first game having the fans back in. We are gutted that we couldn’t get the three points. I think the first half was scrappy, as you would expect from the first game of the season. In the second half, we started bright and Lofty stuck his penalty in brilliantly. 

“I think the next 10-15 minutes after that are vital to at least see the game out. As a bare minimum, we should be walking with 1-0 winners. We’ll pick ourselves up and look to put things right on Tuesday (away at Barrow in the Carabao Cup first round).”

Reflecting on his first competitive appearance for the club, he said: “I think it went okay (in terms of personal performance), it’s something to build on straight away but more than anything I’m disappointed with the result as that’s the main thing. As a team we’re united and you could see the disappointment on the lads' faces. Luckily for us, we have games coming thick and fast and we have a chance to put today right.” 

Commenting on fans being allowed back into games, the former Huddersfield Town player said: “They got behind us straight away. We can’t thank them enough as it’s been a long wait for them. We’re gutted we couldn’t get three points for them. We have three away games coming up now and hopefully, the fans will travel well and we’ll be coming back here with some wins. 

“I think we have a young squad and every game is going to be a learning curve but the more games the younger lads play it’s better for them. It’s a long season but nothing is won or lost on the first day.” 

Looking ahead to the Carabao Cup first round game on Tuesday night against Barrow, Bunn said: “We have to quickly look forward to Tuesday - it’s the Carabao Cup and it’s an opportunity to get into the next round. We can build some momentum here too for the league. It’s another important game for the club. We’ll be looking to go into every game to win it and Tuesday will be no different. 

“Building momentum is going to be massive for us this season, I think in any league if you win back-to-back games or put good runs together you soon find yourself shooting up the league table.” 

See much more from Harry Bunn on iFollow Iron. 


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