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Size doesn't matter for Stefan

3 February 2014

Stefan Scougall is adamant that size will prove no barrier for him following his move south of the border.

The diminutive midfielder, who made his first league start since his permanent switch from Livingston at Crewe on Saturday, says he won't be intimidated by the physical demands of League One football.

Speaking after the 3-0 loss at Gresty Road, Scougall remarked: "I'm used to the physicality of the game back home (in Scotland). I was always getting kicked up there and so I'm used to having to jump back up, dust myself down and go again.

"I know I'm small in stature but, because of that, I try and be aware of who is around me and if I've got the ball at my feet then it doesn't faze me if someone wants to come hurling in because I know there's something I can do.

"I love to drive at the opposition, take people on, pass, move and keep the ball.

"But, if needs be, then I'll do the other side of things too. Really, it doesn't bother me at all."

The 21-year-old, who penned a three-and-a-half contract last month, is optimistic about the future and working with boss Nigel Clough.

He added: "As soon as I heard of their interest it was a no-brainer for me. I was really excited about things and couldn't wait for the transfer to go through.

"He (Clough) is trying to rebuild the Club. So, what we've got to do is make sure we stay in this division and then look to kick on next season; making sure that we're towards the top and not the bottom."

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