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Smith talks about his Iron move

17 February 2023


Smith talks about his Iron move

17 February 2023

Defender Will Smith aims to assist the Iron with getting points on the board as he looks to get back playing games while on loan with the club.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed big success during his time at parent club Harrogate Town and is looking to bring that positivity to Scunthorpe during his initial one-month loan.

Speaking following his arrival, he told Iron Player: “I’m buzzing, absolutely buzzing, and I can’t wait to get started. It came about quickly yesterday and I just want to get going, get playing and pick three points up tomorrow and then start climbing the league.

“I want to come here and play games. I’ve been out injured, so for me it’s about getting that feel-good factor again of playing, winning and getting some minutes under my belt and help the team.”

With Harrogate, Smith has been part of the side that won promotion to the EFL and claimed the FA Trophy, with both triumphs culminating with trips to Wembley.

“I’ve loved every minute of my time at Harrogate,” he continued. 

“It’s been a whirlwind of adventures. We’ve been promoted, we’ve been to Wembley twice, so it’s been really good. I just want to carry that on personally now.

“I’m a centre-half. I just want to head the ball, clear it, win tackles and play a bit as well. It’s going to be healthy competition. It’s something that you need at a football club, which is good. It’s going to make everyone play better and want to be in that starting eleven.”

Smith also alluded to the last couple of weeks at the club, speaking about the changes made and the positivity around the club from the outset.

“It’s good. The club is heading in the right direction, which is the main thing,” he stated. 

“From the outside looking in, and for the fans as well, they’ve got a new chairman and it’s definitely going in the right direction. If we can pick up a few wins, you never know, you can be out of the bottom very quickly, drag teams into it and pull ourselves away from it.”

The tenth United recruit since the start of the new era, Smith is looking forward to being in contention for the Iron’s home league encounter against Dagenham and Redbridge. With the Iron in action for the first time in 15 days, and the Daggers playing their fifth game during that spell, he spoke briefly on the opposition and his own fitness after recovering from a double hernia.

“It could work either way really. They might have a bit of fatigue and tired, but we’ve got to be fresh, be at it from the first whistle,” he added.

“I’m fine now. I’ve been training for six or seven weeks now, so I feel really good and ready to go.”

See much more from Will Smith on Iron Player.

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