Date: 14th September 2015 at 7:37pm
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Midfielder Jamie Ness has said he feels that the Coventry performance shows that it’s slowly starting to come together for Scunthorpe this season after our summer arrivals are now showing real signs of settling in at the club and gelling with their colleagues.

Having started and completed 65 minutes as he continues to build his own fitness, Ness told the Official Site at full time, that for him it was the victory that should spark more because the feeling in the dressing room was that the ‘plan comes together’ (A-team reference!).

‘It felt like it all came together, and hopefully it can be the start of something. All season we’ve been creating chances, it was about being solid defensively and we know that we’ve got guys up top that are going to get goals. I think we’ve been a little bit harsh on ourselves, because we haven’t been playing too badly so far.’

Ness went on to credit the work of the team and the coaching staff when it came to improvement in our shape, positional sense and discipline as Coventry especially showed that the work we had done in preparation for the game on the training pitch, really did come out over the course of 90 minutes.

‘We knew we had to make things difficult for them, but at the same time stamp our authority on the game, and I think we did that. I think we were very well-organised. We started with a solid base, worked from there and managed to create a lot of chances. Clean sheets win you games, and if you look at the teams that have done well in the league, they’ve always been built on solid defences. The gaffer, Ned Kelly and the coaching staff have all done a great job. We knew exactly what to expect and we knew how to stop it.’

With Paddy Madden taking the praise for his winner, Ness said once the ball got to him there was a belief it would end up in the net but given the overall performance of the squad he felt it was difficult to pick anyone in particular out.

‘We made sure that we continued to do the right things, and when the ball fell to Paddy we knew that it was going to be a goal. It’s hard to single anyone out, because I thought they were all outstanding.’

For himself, making his first appearance since picking up an injury against Wigan Athletic last month, he went on to say that he was delighted to have got just over the hour under his belt, and more importantly he came through unscathed so hopefully he can kick on himself now.

‘It’s been a frustrating time for me, but it was good to back out there. Obviously I came in for the Wigan game and got an unfortunate injury, with which nine times out of ten I’d have been fine, but it’s just one of those things. I missed the start of pre-season as well, so I’m playing catch-up a little bit. It was good to get around 60 minutes under my belt and come through unscathed.’

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