Forward Ryan Loft is aiming to end the 2020-21 season on a high, with the side looking for maximum points against Stevenage on Saturday.
Speaking to iFollow Iron ahead of the fixture against Alex Revell's side, he said: “It’s been a long, hard season. Hopefully, we can finish it with a positive result and take it into next year.
“There have been times when it’s been good and times when it’s been disappointing. We’ve got to be happy that we’re safe, even though we didn’t want to be in that position (leaving it so late to secure it), and hopefully next season can be something to build on.”
Loft has nine goals to his name in all competitions this season and is aiming to break into double figures on the final day. He also reflected on his season as a whole, personally.
“It’s been my aim,” he continued.
“Every game you try and score as many as you can. Hopefully, against Stevenage I can do that.
“I definitely think I could have done things differently in certain areas. It’s been a hard season for everyone. Personally, I think I’ve done alright at times, and not so much at other times. Overall, it’s been good to get a lot of games in my legs and take that into next year. I think I’ve taken the load quite well.
“I’ve obviously had a few niggles here and there, but nothing that’s not expected with playing football.”
The final day of the season represents an opportunity for the Iron to finish on a positive note against a Stevenage side who are in mid-table, currently nine points better off than United.
“We want a good result to build on and take that confidence into next year,” he stated.
“We want a good last game. They beat us at their place, so it would be good for us to get the win this time.
“(Last week) the boys showed a lot of grit and determination, and it was like we were before we went on the little bad run. We were hard to break down and defended quite well. We have a few decent chances too, including my one at the end. Overall, it was a much better performance."
Loft also stated the players and management who are here next season will use the experience of the campaign as a big learning curve to take into 2021-22.
“The biggest disappointment is we shouldn’t have been in this position, but we were,” he added.
“We could have had it done a lot earlier. The main thing was we did it ourselves and we didn’t rely on any teams.
“We can take this year as a learning curve. Next year will be a massive difference, because we’ve learnt a lot. Hopefully we can put in some good building blocks in pre-season, and then kick on from there.”
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