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Rowe closing in on Iron milestone

14 January 2022

Jai Rowe is hoping the Iron can return to their previous form at Exeter City following last weekend's disapponting defeat away to Tranmere Rovers.

Commenting on this week’s training to iFollow Iron, the 20-year-old said: "It’s been a good, positive week and we can’t dwell on what’s happened. We all came into training with a fresh and positive mindset and concentrating on the job we have against Exeter at the weekend.

“I think as a whole team we didn’t work hard enough at the weekend which showed in the result. I think this Saturday we’re going to show everyone what we can do. 100 per cent we’ve still got that fight, hunger and ability to get the results but every game in this league can be tough so we’re going to just give it everything we’ve got.”

Last season, due to Covid-19 cases, Scunthorpe had problems on the way to the Exeter game but Rowe also scored his first career goal there. He said: “The last trip down there wasn't the best with players having to get off (the bus) because of Covid and having to put a makeshift team out but hopefully this time can be more professional and we can stick to our plans."

He added: “The goal was a nice touch but the performance is the main thing and hopefully this time we can go down there and get three points.”

Rowe has been in the starting lineup for five consecutive games now, playing in a defensive midfield role, and he said: “I’ve been enjoying it. As long as I’m on the pitch I’m going to be happy. But I enjoy having that role and helping my teammates out. Let’s hope the next few games can lead to a few more points.

“It’s nice when you’re starting week in and out. The performances have been good but some of the results haven’t been good enough. It’s nice when the gaffer's got to trust in you to put you in these positions and start with you.”

Looking ahead to Saturday's away game against Exeter, Rowe said: “If the gaffer picks me for the team on Saturday it’ll be my 50th appearance and I’m buzzing about that but I’d rather have the three points.

“The performances have been a lot better apart from the game on Saturday. Even in the Carlisle game where we didn’t get the result, the performance was good. I think if we step up the performance again then the points will follow.”

See much more from Jai Rowe and Keith Hill on iFollow Iron.


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