Midfielder Lewis Spence was delighted the Iron were able to pick up from where they left off and add a fourth win to the streak, despite there being 22 days since their last completed fixture.
The 25-year-old was a 78th minute substitute to replace Jem Karacan in the game before finding the net just 12 minutes later to add a gloss to the scoring and make it three home league wins on the bounce for the first time in a little over three years.
Reacting to the 3-1 victory over Harrogate, he told iFollow Iron: “Four wins in any league is good going.
“All the boys are in a good place at the moment, but we can’t get carried away. We’ve had a great result today going into Tuesday so let’s go and make it another good week.”
United last played a full match on January 30th, over three weeks prior to the encounter with the Sulphurites, with three games unfulfilled in between, including the abandoned tie against Bradford City.
On the lack of match minutes in recent weeks, he continued: “I think that showed a little bit today with the performance but at the end of the day it’s three points and three goals.
“Harrogate made it difficult, but the gaffer drilled that into us all week that it was going to be hard and not to let them get on top of us, and I felt we did that today. With some of the teams in this league, it’s difficult, but the boys have been brilliant including the ones that have been playing and those that have been coming off the bench.
“Everybody is fit now and raring to go, and everyone’s going to be used. There are boys on the bench and ones that have been left out but at the end of the day, if we want to push up that table then we’re going to need everyone. We’re all in it together.”
One of those to come off the bench in the match was Spence himself, who rifled home his first goal since July 2018. He’d played a total of 76 competitive matches since that previous strike in a 2-0 win for Dundee against Brechin, but this maiden Iron strike is sure to rank at the top of his five professional goals.
“I’m really happy with the goal,” he exclaimed.
“It’s something I’ve been disappointed in throughout my career that I don’t chip in with enough goals. I’m not going to score 10 or 15 goals a season but as a central midfielder you need to try and chip in now and again. It’s something that I’ve been drilling into myself to I’m happy that it was a really good strike but I’m just really happy with three points and four wins in a row.
“I’ve had a few wild shots and a few going over the stand! If you don’t shoot, you don’t score. I can do that 10 times and it won’t go in. Hopefully I can get a couple more by the end of the season.”
Bolton Wanderers away is up next on Tuesday night in the first of a long run of consecutive midweek matches for the Iron.
Giving his initial thoughts on the upcoming tie, he added: “They’re a big team but, on our day, and the way we’re playing now, we can go and beat anyone.
“The confidence is high so we go into Tuesday now with the same application from the last four games.”See much more from Lewis Spence on iFollow Iron. Click here to get your Bolton Wanderers v Iron match pass.