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Olly Lancashire Pre Scunthorpe

16 September 2016

Defender looking forward to coming home

Olly Lancashire is confident that Town can cause Scunthorpe problems when they visit the Greenhous Meadow tomorrow.
Scunthorpe have started the season well, whilst Town will be looking to get back on track after a 2-1 defeat against Bury last time out.
With Adam El-Abd out with suspension, Olly is hopeful that he can cement his place in the side.
“I came in for the Oldham game, felt good, and then with Ryan (McGivern) coming back from international duty it was a tough decision for the manager, but obviously this week, with Adam getting sent off, it’s given me a chance to play again and hopefully I can take that, said Olly.
“I think we’ve got two players in each position, which is going to help us over the season. There’s always going to be suspensions, injuries, lack of form, so that’s very important.”
Town have struggled for clean sheets so far this season, but Lancashire believes he has the necessary qualities to improve the team.
“As a defender I pride myself on clean sheets,” admitted Lancashire.
“Hopefully, I can bring a bit of calmness to the back four and the main thing at this point is three points and hopefully I can help get the team towards that.
“We are very close and it’s 95% of us that is doing well, it’s just that 5% at the minute that we are getting punished for. But, it’s about keeping that concentration for the duration of the game and hopefully keeping those clean sheets as well.
“It’s about that game management where in the last 5-10 minutes, if we are drawing, obviously try and nick a win, but make sure we hang on to that point anyway and we’ll definitely be looking to improve on that.”
Scunthorpe currently sit second in the League One table and Lancashire is expecting a difficult game.
“I’ve played Scunthorpe quite a few times over the last few years,” Olly told the press.
“We actually got promoted with them when I was at Rochdale, so I know them quite well and they’re going to be a strong team so we’ll have to perform well.
“We just approach it as normal really. We’ve worked on how we think Scunthorpe will set up and we’ll work on a game plan to counteract that and work to our strengths and get the win.
It will be the first time that Olly has started a game in the League at the Greenhous Meadow and he is hoping to put on a good performance for the Town fans.
“I don’t think I’ve played league game at home yet, all my games have been away, so I’m looking forward to playing out here and hopefully give the fans something to cheer about,” added Olly.

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