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Syers Iron Debut

7 October 2013

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Rovers midfielder Dave Syers on loan at League Two Scunthorpe had a good start to his one month loan.

He twice came close to grabbing a debut goal in the Iron’s 2-0 win over Cheltenham, Dave has failed to push into the side at the Keepmoat this season although Paul Dickov still rates the lad.

“Dave is still a lad I rate but I wanted him to get some match time rather than be playing reserves or be stuck on the bench. He is a good lad and this is not the end of his career here, just a way of keeping him playing. It’s hard to keep every player happy but this is a good way to keep them match fit."

Syers averaged a goal every five league games during two years with Bradford City and Saturday’s display backed up his new boss’ claims that he will contribute in that department for Scunthorpe.

“He’s got a few goals in him, of course he has,” Brian Laws told the Scunthorpe Telegraph, after revealing his delighted as keeping the move ‘under the radar’.

“He’s got a good energy. He tired towards the end (on Saturday) but that was understandable, it was his first game.

“There were some pleasing things though about his performance.

“Aerially he’s quite strong, which we need, and he’s got a habit of drifting into the box. It’s nice to see a central midfield player do that.

“He’s played a lot of football this year, but reserve football rather than first-team football, and when there is something meaningful to it, the tempo is a bit quick.

“He’s a very fit boy and there’s much more to come from him. I think he’ll get better and better with it. He’s a good addition to the team.”

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