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Kenyon: Being at a new team, you want to impress

9 July 2021

Reflecting on his first week with the Iron, midfielder Alex Kenyon is pleased with how life at his new club is going.

The 28-year-old is adapting to new surroundings following eight years with Morecambe, and spoke to iFollow Iron on how he’s settling in: “It’s been good. I’ve come into a new team, so had to get to know all the lads.

“There’s been a lot of running, which has been tough, but we’ve also done a lot of ball work, which has been good. It’s been enjoyable so far. Everyone has been really great for all three of us that have signed.

“It’s different for me after being at one club for eight years. Coming in here, it has been good. Training on grass has been class because last year we were training on Astro all season.”

With a week of running and ball work under his belt, the former Shrimps player is already feeling in decent shape going into the first game this weekend, and feels he is reaping the benefits of this week’s double sessions.

“I feel alright, I feel good,” he stated.

“The sessions have been tough. There’s a lot of running involved, constant moving and getting on the ball. The manager is drumming that into everyone, which is good.

“I don’t mind them (the double sessions). We get a little rest between sessions, and it can be a little tough on the legs when we start again, but once I get going again, I feel alright."

Barton Town are the first opponents for Scunthorpe at the weekend, with most players likely to be handed their first 45 minutes of football.

For Kenyon, it’ll be his first opportunity to pull on the United jersey for the first time - something he is eagerly anticipating.

“It’s nice to look forward to Saturday and get my first 45 minutes playing for the club,” he continued.

“For me, I approach every game in the same way. I’ll have a lasagne the night before and prepare for the game in the right way, as I always do.

“It’ll be nice to get the minutes, but we want to get our performance there and show what we can do. Being at a new team, you want to impress."

What’s more, fans will be present in a game involving United for the first time since last December, with Scunthorpe fans present for the first time since March 2020, something that will be a welcome difference to the previous campaign.

“I got a little taste of that in the play-offs and at Wembley, but it will be nice to get some of the fans there this weekend, and we look forward to seeing them at home against Burton,” he added.

“The home games will be massive for us. They’re tough challenges, they will get us working hard, and hopefully we can impress.”

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