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O'Neil ready to showcase talent

Albion man ready for loan spell

LIAM O'Neil today checked into a month-long spell at Scunthorpe United with a promise to showcasing his credentials to Albion head coach Alan Irvine.

The young midfielder will spend four weeks with the League One club after his move was confirmed late last week.

O'Neil popped back to Albion's HQ on Thursday afternoon to pick up his boots and personal belongings after holding morning-long talks with United. And he spoke of a determination to use the coming weeks to impress Albion's coaching staff.

"I can't wait to get started," said the 21-year-old.

"I found out last Monday that there was an interest. The gaffer pulled me into the office and urged me to go for it. I spoke to Mark Robins (Scunthorpe boss) on Thursday too. He said to go there and climb the league. He's recently appointed so he's looking to change their fortunes and philosophy.

"From my own point of view, I need games. I need to get sharper, get experience and League One will help me do that. 

"The plan is to come back to Albion a better, more improved player to ensure I'm in the head coach's thoughts.

"I can't wait to get started. I want to play football that matters - getting three points and knowing it means something.

"I've been told to go there, enjoy it and find out what winning football matches is all about. 

"The end goal is to try to get regular football at Albion in the future."