Defender on life at Brunton Park
We managed to catch a few words with new-signing Sean O’Hanlon this week as we looked back on what was a memorable debut.
When it comes to first outings, Sean couldn’t have asked for a better start in a United shirt.
“A clean sheet and three points, yeah, I’m happy with that,” he said. “It was a good way for me to start in what was a very good game.”
As well as a dominant display at centre-back, Sean went for the ‘Terry Butcher’ look after getting to know Chris Chantler a little better.
“He’s only a slight lad but it was a heck of a knock!” he admitted. “I didn’t expect him to be there, the ball was down the middle and I thought he was just going to step aside. He showed how brave he is though as we both clashed heads.”
When it comes to settling in, Sean is more than happy and, with the opportunity of League One football on offer, he admitted that the decision to join the club was an easy one.
“Settling in has been pretty good,” he told us. “I knew a few of the lads beforehand and I live in Edinburgh, so I can drive to and from there each day. It’s worked out really well.
“I wanted to get back into League One football and Carlisle can offer me that. I’ve been away for a couple of seasons now and I’m just delighted to be back.”
It's Scunthorpe United next up at Brunton Park tomorrow and, with three home wins on the bounce, it’s a game United go into with confidence.
The Iron come to Brunton Park in good form though, unbeaten so far this month, and the big centre half is expecting an exciting game for the fans.
“It’s going to be a difficult game but we want to beat them to put a bit of distance between ourselves and the bottom four,” he said. “If we can pick up a few decent results in the coming weeks then we’ll definitely be looking upwards. Hopefully that will start for us tomorrow.”
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