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Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander has admitted that new midfield signing Clayton Lewis may get his first taste of English football ‘sooner rather than later’ following his arrival last week.

The New Zealand international has recently joined up his new team mates following a lengthy wait for an ancestry visa and the Iron boss is hoping it won’t be long before the attacking midfielder is ready for first team selection.

“I don’t know how long it’ll be before we see him really competing to be in that first team, but we look forward to adding him to our options,” Alexander told the club’s official site.

“If he brings what we hope he brings, he could get his opportunity sooner rather than later.

Lewis, who was axed from the New Zealand international side due to fitness issues in August, has been working with the Iron’s head of physical performance Adam Kerr in a bid to get up to speed.

Clayton is getting on well with the rest of the team and trying to do extra work fitness-wise.

“He’s been working with Adam Kerr too because he is a little behind the rest of the group”.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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