Full back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was delighted to open his career account with a brace against Charlton Athletic last night, as Stuart McCall’s side registered a 5-3 win.
The high-flying Addicks posed a threat all game, but Borthwick-Jackson, playing wing back, finally turned in a performance worthy of his background.
He described the feeling of scoring not just his first goal, but also his second as ‘mad’ when talking to the Scunthorpe website, but clarified the main thing was his side winning the game.
“It’s a mad feeling! With both of them being my first ever goals as well, it really did make it special. However, the main thing is that we got the win for the team and I’m very happy with the result that we managed to get out on the pitch. “They (his teammates) have been bantering me saying that they took a few deflections, but you’ve got to be able to shoot to score.”
He has been part of a four-man defence with defensive duties very much the focus, but The Iron reverted to a three at the back during the game, which gave the 21-year old much more freedom to get forward and attack.
Finally, something positive around the young defender. He’s gone from Manchester United first team to Scunthorpe in double-quick time, but hopefully he’s now proving his worth.
The Iron needed the points too, so they’ll be delighted with his brace that earned them a win.