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Nuttall seeks to kick on after his first Iron goal

14 March 2022

Striker Joe Nuttall has previewed the Iron's home game against Barrow on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off), whilst also reflecting on Saturday’s performance against Colchester United which the team will use to take into Tuesday.

The 25-year-old striker netted his first goal in Iron colours on Saturday, connecting with a Liam Feeney cross to initially give the Iron the lead.

Discussing Saturday’s game just gone, Nuttall told
iFollow Iron: “I thought it was a good performance from the team, before the red card I thought we were on top and even after that we dug in until half time. 

“For 15 minutes after that I thought we were still good and created a lot of chances with 10 men. 

“It was a good performance and something to build on.”

Reflecting on the feeling to score his first goal, Nuttall said: “It was a very good feeling to hit the back of the net, but it’s all about getting results. 

“If I can carry on scoring and helping the team to pick-up points along the way then I’ll be even happier.”

Nuttall also added: “I feel confident, even more confident after getting the goal, so hopefully we can kick on and the goals will come.”

After the initial disappointment on Saturday, Nuttall insists it’s time to put it right with a positive result on Tuesday. 

“It was frustrating how we lost the game with the man sent off," he said.

“I’m sure they (Keith Hill and Liam Feeney, who did post-match interviews for iFollow Iron) touched on the referee, who made some decisions which went massively against us and changed the game. 

“I don’t want to say referees write us off, but it seems like that’s the way it feels at the minute, but we can’t be pointing fingers.

“But now it’s what we can do on Tuesday, to put it right, and try to put it behind us.

“We have to make sure we go out there and keep performing, like we did in the first half, and be confident in what we’re doing and what we’re setup to do for that game and I’m sure the points will come.

“Even towards the end of the game we were still creating chances and had a couple of clearcut chances which could’ve got us back into the game.”

Previewing Barrow at home on Tuesday night, who sit 21st in the Sky Bet League Two table, Nuttall said: “It’s a chance to get three points on the board and creep up on the teams above us so they are looking over their shoulders until the last five games where we could really put some pressure on them.”

Talking about his current match fitness, Nuttall said: “I feel fine, I feel good, and more comfortable on the pitch. To get another 90 minutes on Saturday was a bonus for me."

Finishing on being able to have the fitness to play regular football again, Nuttall said: “It’s nice to get to a stage where I feel comfortable being able to play Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday.

“I feel comfortable in myself but now it’s just about continuing and trying to get the momentum going.”

See much more from Keith Hill and Joe Nuttall on iFollow Iron.


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