Scunthorpe United striker, Ike Ugbo has expressed appreciation with the role played by the club’s fans in boosting his goal for the team in a 3-2 victory away at Wimbledon.
Information gathered by footballlive.ng reveals that Ugbo was happy to score in the tie on Saturday, but admitted he would not have been able to do so without the travelling fans in the stands.
Ugbo, who had loan spells at Barnsley and Milton Keynes Dons last season, is spending the first half of this season on loan from Chelsea at Scunthorpe United, with whom he says he wants to score even more goals.
The 19-year-old has netted 61 goals in 96 appearances for Chelsea youth teams in the last four years, but has struggled to replicate such at senior level, with only four professional goals to his name.
Nonetheless, the Nigerian-born youngster is happy that he was able to make his mark this past weekend, and is acknowledging the role played by Scunthorpe’s supporters, hence his decision to celebrate in front of their stand.
Ugbo said excitedly: ”It’s always great to be able to go over and celebrate in front of the supporters. I think it’s important to appreciate the travelling fans that make such a long journey when they come here to support us.
”It’s a really good feeling to be able to score for the team. Now I hope that I can build on that, push on and hopefully get some more goals to help the team.”