Midfielder Liam Feeney has reflected on the important three points gained against Walsall on Tuesday night, which saw the Iron’s first win since the end of December.
Despite being a man down for 40 minutes after Tom Pugh received a red card for two bookable offences, a new-look Scunthorpe side battled and earned a first home victory in three-and-a-half-months.
Speaking to iFollow Iron, skipper for the last two games, Feeney said: “It’s been a long time coming and to win at home on Tuesday night in the situation that we did it in was the best situation we could have asked for. It showed real determination and fight and brought the whole club together. The boys are digging deep and the fans were brilliant; it drove us on to it and I’m glad we could reward them with the three points. We need to use that to kick on now."
He added: “As I said, it was probably the best way it could have happened for us - we weren’t thinking that in the game but to win a game like that shows character. This team’s digging in, fighting and scrapping.”
The 35-year-old is a recent signing to the club from Tranmere Rovers but he adds experience to the young squad, alongside fellow newcomers Anthony Grant, Ryan Delaney and Joe Nuttall. Feeney said: “I wasn’t privy to what was happening before but that’s what we’ve been brought in for, a bit of experience and if that helps us get the results then we’re better for it. We’re just happy for the three points and hopefully we can kick on to more now.”
Commenting on how he’s found the move from Tranmere, Feeney said: “It's been great. Everyone’s been brilliant. The staff around the club and the players have been welcoming. It’s a good environment and the lads are feeling good. There’s a good vibe around the place, especially after Tuesday.
“It’s an honour for the manager to ask me to be captain and to lead the boys out in front of the fans. Hopefully, we can achieve something special together this year.”
Looking ahead to the next match on Saturday away at Swindon, he said: “We just need to get the points on the board. I’m sure the free-flowing football will come in time but at the minute it’s about getting points.
“We’ve got a lot of the teams around us to play so there’s plenty of points still to play for. Every week we need to give it our all and make it a scrap. Hopefully, we can get some goals and points on the board.”
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