Iron attacker Caolan Lavery has previewed Saturday's trip down south where the Iron will take on Wealdstone in the National League.

Firstly, Caolan spoke about last weekend's narrow defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge, saying: “Looking back at it, it’s disappointing not to get something from the game. We played well for most of it, but it’s about the full 90 minutes, and we didn’t do that again so unfortunately we didn’t get the points. We’re disappointed, but we’ve got a big chance on Saturday to change that.” 

He went on to speak about recent refereeing decisions which haven’t gone in the Iron’s favour: “It seems to be happening to us, although most teams in the league would probably say the same thing. You have to forget what referees are doing and focus on yourself as a team. We need to be better in both boxes, and hopefully we can start changing that so we can get some more positive results.”

On Saturday’s challenge, and the prospect of ending the Iron’s winless away run, he said: “Us lads have had a few conversations in the dressing room and we want to break that. It’s not nice for anyone. We’re looking forward to Saturday and hopefully we can put a smile on everyone’s face.” 

Wealdstone are seven without a win at home, and Caolan spoke about this: “You have to take that into account, but at the same time it’s about us and what we can do and change. We will go there full of confidence and hopefully we can get the win.” 

Lavery then spoke about his partnership with Marcus Carver, after the two linked up well last weekend: “It was good. He’s a good lad, he works hard for the team, he’s good in the air, and he’s always there to cover you if you’re out of position. I enjoyed it and it was nice to get those first minutes together. Learning new relationships with new players is always good. He’s got that willingness to keep going, and if you have a person in your team like that then it’s only a good thing.”

Caolan also reflected on his time at Scunthorpe so far: “It’s not been bad, but I’d have liked to have scored some more goals. I’ll be the first to put my hands up and say I probably should have one or two more. I need to try and put in some more consistent performances for myself and the team and go from there.”

He then spoke about the importance of the fans support, saying: “They’ve been brilliant, even with the way that most results have been going recently. They’ve still stuck with us. There may be some negativity after the games but that’s their opinion and they’re entitled to it. We respect everything they do as they do the hard miles as well. I really appreciate it and I hope it continues.” 

He finished by speaking about the effort of the players, which the fans appreciated last weekend: “That hard work should be the basics for us. There should never be any less than that for a match. It was nice to see the fans and them give us a round of applause after the game, but again we were disappointed not to come away with a point. Thanks again to them.”

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