Scunthorpe Utd: Kennedy confident he can cope with step up in standard
New signing Callum Kennedy insists he can handle the step up to League One after agreeing a two-year deal with Scunthorpe United.
The former Swindon Town full-back, who was part of last term's League Two title-winning side, has played only a handful of games in the third tier but is confident of establishing himself in Alan Knill's side.
"I think it is a step up, just because the standard of the teams is that little bit better," Kennedy, who has previously spent time on loan at Rotherham and Gillingham, told the Telegraph.
"But I have played a few games before in this league so it's not a huge step.
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"It is a step up but I'm not worried about it.
"I just want to be playing games really, regardless of what league that's in.
"I like to think as well as the defending I can provide an attacking outlet.
"I like to get forward.
"I've got reasonably good fitness levels and I try to get up and down as much as I can."
Although he had interest from other clubs after being released by the Robins at the end of last season, Kennedy says it was a move to Glanford Park which held the most appeal.
Manager Knill played a huge part in his decision.
The Iron boss' passing style of play fits in well with what Kennedy believes he has to offer.
"It was probably about a week or two weeks ago, my agent told me that the manager was interested," said the 23-year-old.
"When he said that, that was it, I was interested as well.
"I went to meet the manager and he was telling me about the way he wanted to play and the type of football he wanted to play.
"He sold it to me really.
"He said he likes to get the ball down and play out from the back, which is something I was interested in.
"There were a couple of other clubs, but once I heard about Scunthorpe that was pretty much me sold.
"When I got told about the ins and outs of it all, I thought that was the best option I had.
"I know they haven't long been out of the Championship.
"Then when I went to meet the manager, the way he was telling me about the way he wants to play football really attracted me.
"And the general sort of feeling I was getting from him and the club made me want to sign.
"I think in his (Knill's) general demeanour he seemed quite calm and knew what he wanted.
"He was very straightforward and honest in what he said.
"When he was speaking to me I thought he sold himself and the club very well.
"It's been quite a quick turnaround.
"To come up and sign on Wednesday was nice. It was a good feeling."