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Butterfield: I want to keep scoring and help the team get results

30 September 2022


Butterfield: I want to keep scoring and help the team get results

30 September 2022

Iron midfielder, Jacob Butterfield has reflected on his time at the club so far and looked ahead to this weekend's away trip to face Torquay United.

The summer signing started by talking about last weekend's comeback against Dorking, saying: “To come from behind, really change the performance and turn it on its head, and get the win was a great feeling. It’s given everyone a lot of confidence going forward.” 

On that impressive second half, Butterfield said: “We just had to change our approach, there was a tactical change which also definitely helped. There was no shouting, it was very calm, and we looked at it pragmatically to see what we could do to change how the game was going.

“It was good from the management team how they identified the problems and got the message across to us. Credit to the players for carrying it out, and being more aggressive in and out of possession, getting on top of the game, being positive, getting goals, and really carrying that momentum through. We got our rewards for that with the win.” 

On the recent comebacks that the team have produced, he said: “We’d like to be in front in games, and it would be a lot more comfortable that way, but we can take confidence from these recent results that if we are a goal down we can still come back. Hopefully we can go forward, take the next step, and get a lead in games now.” 

The midfielder's goal against Dorking was his third of the season, and he’s happy to help the team in that area. He said: “It was good, 25 yards or something, and an important one as well to get us back level. I was pleased. I hope I can keep scoring and helping the team to get results.” 

He went on to speak about what new signing Caolan Lavery can bring to the team, saying: “He’s played for some good clubs, and he showed that he’s a willing runner, so I think he’s a good option for us at the top of the pitch. It's great for him as a striker to start with a goal as well. That will settle him in and fill him with confidence, so that’s probably the perfect start for him. Hopefully he can carry it on and the club will reap the rewards from that.” 

Butterfield looked ahead to the challenge that the team face this weekend, saying: “I think you need to pick up points away from home to get you up the league, it’s vital. We have a good chance to do that on Saturday. I can’t see complacency kicking in, as we’re in a position where we need to keep moving forward, and getting these results. We’re looking to build on Saturday's win, to hopefully get out of the relegation zone, and start moving up the table.” 

Butterfield was also asked about the chance of moving out of the bottom four this weekend. He said: “We’re not overly focused on the league table as there’s still so long to go, and it’s about where you are at the end of the season. We want to keep this momentum going and get up to the top end of the table, which is where we all want to be. This is a good opportunity for us to do that.” 

Finally, he spoke about the support from the fans. He said: “The supporters are greatly appreciated, especially these long away trips. When you come out for the warm up, and you see the fans, it really helps and we appreciate their support. They were brilliant on Saturday, once we’d given them something to get behind, and they really carried us through. Hopefully, we can carry on and get a good away performance and a good result.”

See more from Jacob Butterfield and Tony Daws on Iron Player.

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