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Hippolyte: We've been building on a lot of things

31 August 2021

Midfielder Myles Hippolyte spoke to iFollow Iron after scoring the penalty that secured a 1-0 win at home to Tranmere Rovers.

The 26-year-old secured the Iron’s first win of the season from a spot-kick in the early minutes of the game.

Hippolyte said: “It’s a massive win for us. We’re all delighted and in the changing room screaming and shouting. It’s given us the motivation that we need. It’s a great bunch of boys. I’m very happy. I’m delighted to get the winning goal and delighted to take the penalty as well. We want to keep on the high and keep building on what we are doing.”

Discussing the penalty, he said: “I took it and it wasn’t my best penalty but it’s a goal, I’ll take that any day as it got us the victory.

“I was quite confident that I put enough power behind it that if he got a hand to it, it would have still gone in the goal. If not, it would have come towards me. I’m delighted but it’s one of those things, next time I’ll make sure I put it away better.”

Reflecting on previous games, he said: “We’ve been building on a lot of things which I think you can see on the pitch. We’ve been improving game after game. We’re getting that sturdiness now where we don’t want to get beat and when we do score, we need to see the games out and put ourselves in better positions.

“You build on the quality and move forward but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. We’re going to enjoy this moment and take it on to next week.”

Hippolyte added: “It’s crucial to win games, it’s a massive high that naturally comes with winning games. I hope we’re going to build on it, get more wins, see where this is going and try climbing up the table. We want to prove the critics wrong.”

Discussing the team, the former Yeovil Town player said: “This year is very different with the atmosphere around the club with regards to the boys generally. Everyone’s focused, happy and smiling - there are a lot of positives to come out of it.

“I’m happy to be here, be involved and to be getting the appearances that has put me in a better spirit. All the boys are happy because they know they have chances to play. Mentally they are more focused on the team and we love the atmosphere. We’re becoming a tighter group. I think the drive has always been there but I think we have mixed better as a team.”

Looking ahead to Saturday's away game against Northampton Town, he said: “It will be massive. Everyone needed a bit of a break which we’ll get with no midweek games because we’ve had a lot of minutes and done lots of running."

See much more from Myles Hippolyte, Aaron Jarvis and Neil Cox on iFollow Iron.


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