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Millen talks after making Iron debut

14 September 2021

Despite making his league debut for the Iron at the weekend, it was a game to forget for defender Ross Millen, who reflected on a disappointing home defeat against Exeter.

The 26-year-old made his first start for the club since pre-season, when he hobbled off a few minutes into the game against Lincoln City with a hamstring injury.

Giving his thoughts on his opening competitive appearance in claret and blue, he told iFollow Iron: “It’s a disappointing result. To be beaten 4-0 at home by any team is not good, so it’s a disappointing day for us.

“I don’t see there being any positives from the game at all. We started okay and did okay in the first half apart from the goal. We were still in the game, but two quick goals in the second half killed us off and the last one is not good enough.

“We were okay first half without creating enough as a team. We come back in on Monday and go again.’

While Millen was glad to be back involved, he insisted the day was about the team, and it’s a performance the group must bounce back from quickly.

“It’s about the team and the club,” he continued. 

“We need to move on quickly, get ourselves back to it on Monday and prepare for Carlisle on Saturday. It was great to be back out there and to get 90 minutes. It’s been a long time to be fair. It was good to get out there, but in the same sense a disappointing day.”

Speaking about his injury lay-off, which came just after 10 days of self-isolation, he added: “It was tough. I had to isolate as one of the boys got COVID. I came back and then got injured against Lincoln. I’m just glad to be back to help the team in any way I can.

“The only way I’m going to get my fitness now is by playing games, so hopefully if selected next week, I can add to that again.

“We have to do better. I’ve been told every game will be a tough one in this league. People will write us off, but we keep it all in-house, we get back to work and we go again.”

See much more from Ross Millen on iFollow Iron.

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