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Rowe: We are going to go there with lots of energy

4 October 2022


Rowe: We are going to go there with lots of energy

4 October 2022

Scunthorpe United full-back Jai Rowe insists the Iron will go into tonight’s tie against Oldham Athletic with ‘lots of energy’, as we look to extend our current unbeaten run.

The Iron have now not tasted defeat in over a month and will look to build on another strong performance away at Torquay United just days ago.

Falling behind early on, birthday boy Alfie Beestin netted his first goal of the season in Devon to draw the side level, earning what turned out to be yet another valuable point.

"It definitely could've been three points in the end and we were disappointed as we could have got it with the chances that we had at the last bit of the second half," began Rowe, as he spoke to Iron Player.

"We started the game slowly which we have been doing, which needs to change. We came flying into the second half like we have been doing and we take a lot of positives from these games.

"It would be nice to go in front in one of those games and it shows the character we have in the camp at the minute that we can come from behind. We know we can win games from behind but would like to go ahead in one of the next ones."

Given falling behind seems to be the side's achilles heel at present, Tony Daws’ men will hope to stamp authority early on in the game. Speaking on the Iron’s turbulent times as of late, Rowe insisted he feels the tide is slowly starting to turn.

"It's nice to see that change, the last couple of seasons when I have been here and we've gone behind we have dropped our heads," he added. "Times are changing and it’s needed the changes for a long time, but I feel we are getting there now. It's good that we can come fighting when we do go behind and try and win the game.

"Last time we played Oldham on Boxing Day last year it was a good day and let's hope we can replicate that this time. We are going to go there with lots of energy, try and come out in the first half better than we have been doing and then try to carry that into the second half. I'm sure we can get three points there."

With both Daws and Michael Nelson clearly having an effect on the Iron camp at present, the Iron defender has praised the impact our interim management duo are currently having inside the dressing room.

"I’m loving it to be honest. They [Daws and Nelson] are giving me the game time which I appreciate as they are giving trust to me," Rowe said. "The camp is very happy and you can see the lads getting behind them which is a good thing and we are fighting for each other. It feels like now so it’s been a good change."

Finally singing the praise of our loyal supporters, the 21-year-old hopes he can see more of the same and insists our unwavering support does not go unnoticed throughout the campaign. 

"Since I have been here the fans have been class and they travel in numbers, they have been coming and supporting at home when times have been tough, so we can't thank them enough,’’ added Rowe. "I love them and all the lads know how good the fanbase is and it's good when they come out in numbers none more so than at Torquay.

"Against Dorking they were like a 12th man that day, they kind of dragged the ball into the net that day and it was nice to see the stadium bouncing, I have missed that feeling."

See more from Jai Rowe and Tony Daws on Iron Player.

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