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Kian Scales aiming to continue repaying the faith shown in him

25 August 2023

We speak to summer signing Kian Scales as he looks ahead to Saturdays away encounter with Curzon Ashton in the Vanarama National League North.

In reflection to the Iron's unbeaten start to the campaign he first had this to say: “We’ve made a good start to the season getting 10 points form a possible 12. I think we’ve put in some really good performances, like the Darlington and Peterborough Sports games.

"We’ve picked up two wins from two away games where we’ve probably not played as well as we could’ve done, but to pick up six points from those two games is really encouraging."

Saturday’s opponents Curzon Ashton also have an unbeaten start to the campaign. In regards to how Jimmy’s Dean team will approach the fixture, Kian continued: “We approach every game differently. We assess how they play, and then we adapt our game in order to punish them and let the game play into our hands.

"We want to keep that unbeaten away run going and if we can do that on Saturday, we’ll be really happy."

Having spent last season at fellow National League North side Farsley Celtic, he faced Curzon twice and gave us an insight in what to expect when we travel there at the weekend: “It’s a good pitch, they’ve got a lot of good players and a lot of quality in their squad.

"I played with Jimmy Spencer at Farsley last year. He’s a good striker in this league who can score goals, so we’ll have to be at our best to get the result we want from the game."

After fast becoming a fan favourite among the supporters, he went on to comment about the magnificent support he and the team have experienced so far this season: “All of us have felt the backing from the fans since coming in. It encourages and helps us to do better on the pitch and its there for everyone to see both home and away which gives us more of a reason to push on."

Kian has featured in more minutes than any other player since the beginning of pre-season, which shows the faith manager Jimmy Dean has in him. He had this to say about how good it is to have the backing of the boss: “It’s been really good working with the gaffer. He’s obviously put a bit of trust in me by giving me a lot of minutes. I’ve really enjoyed it and hopefully I can repay him by putting in good performances."

After seeing what it takes to play in this league last season with Farsley, he was asked if he believes the current United squad can reach their goals come the end of the term. He added: “The early signs are really good and positive. Even though we’ve still got 42 games to go, I think going off the first four games, we can be even better. It’s a long season, but if we can be consistent then we can definitely be up there”.

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