While it has been a tough season for many at Glanford Park this term, one player who can afford a smile is teenage winger Peter Winn.
Winn, a product of the Irons Youth set up, has been rewarded with a one year contract extension for his fine progress this term and with the Irons now resigned to relegation from the Championship, Iron boss Nigel Adkins may decide it’s time to give youth a chance in preparation for their return to League One.
Winger Winn has featured in Scunthorpe’s recent victories over FA Cup finalists Cardiff City and last season’s semi finalists Watford and his progression to the Scunthorpe first team is an unusual tale as he originally joined the club as a Goalkeeper.
Coach Tony Daws states:
“When I arrived at the club Peter was actually a goalkeeper whose progress to the first team would have been blocked by a number of other quality keepers already at the club. I told him to come out and train with us and he ended up being converted back to being an outfield player.”
“In many respects he’s still learning the left winger/striker position at this level but his progress has been phenomenal.”
Since his conversion back to being an outfield player Winn hasn’t looked back and was named as the clubs Young Player of the Season for the 2006/07 campaign. This season has been one of steady progress and he will now be hoping for the opportunity to show the Iron faithful what he can do in the final games of the season:
“Obviously as the season draws to a close I’m hoping to force myself into the managers thinking and then continue to work hard come pre-season and get myself into the first team on a regular basis.”
“Next season will be a big year for us and I want to be part of a team that is aiming to bounce back to the Championship as quickly as possible”