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Grant: The gaffer knows what he wants me to do, so it was a no-brainer

29 January 2022

Anthony Grant is looking forward to getting back to playing domestic league football after joining the Iron from fellow League Two side Swindon Town.

The 34-year-old had played the entirety of August for the Robins before being called up by Jamaica for the first time, earning a total of six caps in World Cup qualifiers against the likes of Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States of America. On returning to the County Ground, he found chances at a premium, leading to his arrival at the Sands Venue Stadium.

Speaking about the transfer, he told iFollow Iron: “I’m over the moon to finally get it over the line. I obviously just want to get to back playing football.

“I started the season well with Swindon, but then went away with my country and when I came back, I couldn’t get back in the team. I’ve been training and working hard, but that’s what happens when we don’t get international breaks at this level. It is what it is, and now I’m here.

“The manager knows what football he wants to play. He knows what he wants me to do, so it was a no-brainer.”

The new arrival first came into the building in the middle part of the week and trained with his new teammates for the first time on Friday in preparation for the Port Vale game.

Touching on the potential he could be thrown in for his Iron debut on Saturday, he continued: “I’m feeling good. I’ve been in training on Friday, and then it’s up to the manager what happens on Saturday."

Grant is swapping a sixth-placed position to arrive at the club, and is ready for the task ahead, adding: “Everyone likes a battle, and there’s always a team that gets out of this situation. Why can’t that be Scunthorpe?

“I like to mix it up in midfield, but obviously whatever the manager and my teammates need me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. I’m calm and composed. Everyone can learn, and I’m still learning at my age, but hopefully I can bring my experience and the young lads in the team can bring their energy, and it’ll be a good mix.

“I just want to come in and help the team, and hopefully I can enjoy that. I don’t know anyone in the team already and I haven’t been in this position for a very long time, but it’ll be good.

“Hopefully, I’ll have shown what I can do in training, and then it’s up to the manager whether I play on Saturday.”

See much more from Anthony Grant on iFollow Iron.


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