Iron midfielder Elliott Whitehouse has reflected on his time at the club so far and looked ahead to this weekend's home game, where United will take on York City (3pm kick-off on Saturday).

The summer signing started by speaking about the point gained on Tuesday night, saying: “It was a point earned, but we were disappointed as we wanted to come away with three. We showed bravery and guts to come back from 1-0 down and go ahead. It’s something we can hopefully take in to the next game and build from.” 

Whitehouse further praised the team for managing to turn the game around after half-time: “We went in at half-time and were told a few home truths from the gaffer and the coaching staff, and we responded. I think that shows strength of character to go to the last whistle.

“To go 1-0 down, and then come back and go ahead, shows we’re never going to give up. To come away with a draw, after the results we’ve had, is a positive. Hopefully, come Saturday, we can get a big three points.” 

The midfielder also spoke about working with interim manager Tony Daws, saying: “It’s been good. Obviously, different coaches bring different ways, especially in training and with tactics. Everyone has bought into it straight away, and for me personally it’s good, and they’re open. We just have to give 100% and try and get this turned round.” 

On his own position in the team, he said: “In that midfield role, I want to get up and down the pitch and just put a shift in, the same as everyone else. I want to work as hard as I can to get three points at the end of the day.”

Whitehouse went on to reflect on his time at the club so far, saying: “Naturally, I’m disappointed, especially after the Yeovil game when everyone was on a high, because we’ve picked up some bad results, and I’ve played in quite a few. I just want to contribute as much as I can to the team, and I’m not going to be happy until we're winning, I can get scoring, and providing a few assists. I’m working hard every day.

“It’s a massive bonus to be available for every game, and I’m just keeping on top of myself and my injuries. I’m blessed to be injury free, selected, and able to go out and train with the lads every day. I spent a lot of time last season watching the players (at previous club Forest Green Rovers) go out while I went into the gym.” 

The Iron player then looked ahead to this weekend's challenge, and York City: “They got promoted last season, and they’ve held their own so far, and they’re up there. We’re just going to focus on us, and if we can take the positives from midweek, and be on the front foot, and be aggressive then fingers crossed we can get a big three points.

“Being at home will help us, and we need everyone. They’re like our 12th player and they do get behind us, and it really helps. We’re going to go out there, work 110% and give everything, to give them and ourselves what we deserve.”

See more from Elliott Whitehouse and Tony Daws on Iron Player.

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