Novak keen to finish the season strongly after goalscoring return

Scunthorpe forward Lee Novak was happy to mark his return from injury on Saturday with the goal that secured the Iron a point at AFC Wimbledon.

Novak did come off the bench against Oxford the previous week, but only played for five minutes at the end of that game, as United chased a winner.

Nick Daws opted to give the forward 20 minutes to make a difference on Saturday, and he did just that, scoring the equalising goal ten minutes after he came on.

Talking to the Iron’s iFollow account, Novak said: “It feels good. I got a bit of a run out last week which was unexpected to be honest.

“To be able to get on the pitch and contribute to getting a positive result after being 1-0 down is great.

Nick (Daws) and Andy (Dawson) told me to get a goal and luckily enough the ball came to me and I put it in. It was a great ball in by Duane (Holmes) as well.”

Moving forward, the striker is keen to start games between now and the end of the season, but knows he has a challenge of dislodging Tom Hopper and Ivan Toney.

“I want to get back in the team but I’m not stupid.

Ivan has been playing brilliantly and Hops has too. I have been out for a few months so it’s been difficult.

“If I can contribute with little bits when I come on, and show Nick and Andy what I can do, then I will be pleased if I can get back into the team.”

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