Scunthorpe United’s Curtis Bateston extends Gainsborough Trinity loan deal

Gainsborough Trinity v Colwyn Bay at the Northolme. Trinity player Curtis Bateson on the ball.
Gainsborough Trinity v Colwyn Bay at the Northolme. Trinity player Curtis Bateson on the ball.

On loan Scunthorpe winger Curtis Bateson says he is determined to impress after exdtending his loan spell with Gainsborough for another month.

Bateson, who was instrumental in the victory over Colwyn Bay after he claimed four assists, says he delighted about staying at the Martin and Co Arena for the short term.

He said: “To be able to come here and play at a decent level is fantastic for me.

“I need to impress the manager, the fans and I’m going to do my best to help Gainsborough climb the table.

“I’ve got to keep impressing everyone and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Gainsborough manager Steve Housham said he hoped to help Bateson kick on with his career.

“I’m delighted for Curtis and hopefully we can develop him as much as we can for the benefit of Scunthorpe United.

“We want to help Curtis have a bright future.

“I’m delighted for Curtis. He’s come in, worked his socks off and everyone can see that.

“Everyone does that here and it’s nice to be able to come in at full time and not have to say how well we’ve played but we’ve got nothing to show for it.

“It’s great getting the plaudits but it’s even better to say that we have got the three points.”

There has been further discussions about bringing another forward to the club, with Jonathon Margetts being spotted in the stands for the second time in recent weeks.

Speaking about Margetts, Housham said: “We would all love to see him back at the club and we know where we need to strengthen.”

“I am trying to work on it but we are hitting a bit of a brick wall at the minute.”

“Last year we brought in a lot of loan players for free and we had to play them.”

“I’m not going to do that again this year as we have a great bunch of lads and I’m not going to destroy that by bringing someone in for free.”

“At the moment there will be no loan players coming in for free, if I get one it may cost us but we are looking for a player to join Gainsborough Trinity Football Club.”