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Preview: Reilly on Scunthorpe United

8 August 2019

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Preview: Reilly on Scunthorpe United

8 August 2019

Striker Gavin Reilly is raring to go as he hopes to make his home debut for Cheltenham Town on Saturday after arriving on loan from Bristol Rovers last week.

Cheltenham host Scunthorpe United this weekend without last season's club top scorer Luke Varney, who is suspended after being shown two yellow cards against Leyton Orient.

Scottish forward Reilly believes he is ready to step in to Michael Duff's side if required after securing a temporary switch to Gloucestershire in the search of more game time.

"I've settled in pretty well, obviously I came in two days before the first game last week so it was good to meet the guys before we travelled," the 26-year-old said.

"The game on Saturday was a bit crazy, I think I came on the pitch, they took the free-kick and scored, then in the space of two minutes we were down to nine men.

"It wasn't the best debut you could say! But I'm enjoying being here at the moment and looking forward to the game on Saturday.

"I feel ready. I had a good pre-season and got a lot of minutes under my belt and I got a good 20 minutes last Saturday."

The former St Mirren man is also confident that the Robins can exploit Scunthorpe's poor form that has carried on from last year in front of their own fans.

"I think they've kept a lot of players from last season so they'll still have that disappointment from then so we'll have to use that to our advantage," he added.

"It's our first home game and hopefully there will be a large crowd. At times last week I though we played really positive and were right in the game so we have just got to build on that."

You can watch Reilly's full interview on iFollow above. 

Tickets remain available in advance for the Iron's visit to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium either in person via the Ticket Office or online by clicking here.


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