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Dewhurst looks ahead to Solihull clash

19 August 2022

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Dewhurst looks ahead to Solihull clash

19 August 2022

On-loan United goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst is relishing the chance to turn out at Glanford Park once again this week, as the Iron return to action against Solihull Moors.

Having begun the season with an opening day victory against Yeovil Town, Keith Hill’s side have since suffered back-to-back away defeats against both Maidenhead United and Woking.

Dewhurst, who has featured in all three of our National League encounters so far, has insisted how both he and his team-mates must look to respond in the correct way this weekend.

The 21-year-old, who spoke to Iron Player earlier on Friday, began with: "We had a good start against Yeovil obviously, getting the three points. We then lost two away games obviously in a really short space of time but I think we will be fine. We will go into Solihull with confidence."

Bidding to improve on both his game and the team’s all round performance, the Sheffield United loanee reflected on two tough away trips in recent weeks, which has seen the Iron slip down the table. 

"I think you can always pick out things you can do with goals," he added. "Especially when you let them in, you are always thinking what could you have done. I couldn’t really say [on his own self reflection] but I always think I can do my best to stop the goals, I always think I should save it.

"It’s up to me to try and intercept the crosses as well but it’s been frustrating, especially to not keep a clean sheet yet - that’s the most important thing for me. Hopefully I can get a clean sheet against Solihull and build from there.’’

Having made three appearances for the Moors last season, the former Boston United loanee has amplified just how much of a test his former side will bring to North Lincolnshire this weekend, given their impressive start to the 2022/23 campaign.

"They’re a good team," Marcus added. "I was there for three games and they have a good set-up. It’s ready for that Football League step up and they have some decent players. It will be a tough challenge. If we can get a result against them then it will be good to learn from.’’

Having arrived from Sheffield United just over a month ago, Dewhurst has insisted his settling in period has all gone to plan, with the aim firmly to kick on to ensure a successful season here at Glanford Park. 

"I’ve really enjoyed it, working with the gaffer and Macca [Tony McMahon], Muzzy [Paul Musselwhite], and all the players as well," he said.

"I needed somewhere where I was going to be number one, where I was going to push on with my career, getting games under my belt is all I need at the minute. 

"Hopefully the results can now start to reflect how hard we are working. I just need to be playing games and that’s what the gaffer has given me at the minute."

See much more from Marcus Dewhurst and Keith Hill on Iron Player.


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