Striker Karl Hawley looking to maintain goal run for Scunthorpe United
BOSS Brian Laws has said he will explore all avenues when it comes to the possibility of strengthening his Scunthorpe United squad.
But striker Karl Hawley has suggested a rather unorthodox option.
A regular in the first-team and with two goals in as many games, the 31-year-old is enjoying his football at the minute.
After his thriving partnership with former Iron loanee Leon Clarke, Laws admits the link-up with Akpo Sodje still needs some work, saying after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Carlisle United: "There were a few little bits of disappointment."
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Hawley though, insists he has no preference who he plays alongside – be it Clarke, Sodje or someone less renowned for his footballing skills.
"I just enjoy playing football, to be honest. It doesn't matter who I'm with, Ronald McDonald could be up there and I'd still enjoy it," he laughed.
"I played a bit off Akpo on Saturday, doing a job for the team like the gaffer wanted me to.
"I enjoy playing with a big man, so I can get on to the flick-ons and can work off him.
"I enjoy that, but at the same time I don't mind playing a bit deeper, getting on the ball and doing a job.
"Akpo's a different sort of player. Leon was obviously an out-and-out goalscorer, he's good with the ball to his feet. Akpo's good aerially.
"They have different qualities but everyone's different in this game and that's what makes it so good.
"I don't mind as long as I'm playing. I've always said, if I'm playing week in, week out I'll score goals and I strongly believe that.
"I've got two in two so have just got to keep going. I've just got to keep getting in the box, keep getting shots off and hopefully more often than not they'll end up in the back of the net. That's what it's all about."
Hawley's tap-in against the Cumbrians was his seventh strike in 23 appearances for Scunthorpe.
More importantly, it maintained his team's unbeaten start to 2013, with only a brilliant free-kick from David Symington denying them victory.
Although United find themselves back in the relegation zone, the front man hopes the confidence gained from that result and performance will serve them well in the games to come.
"I think we controlled most of the game and think we were very unlucky not to get the three points," Hawley said.
"They scored a wonder goal. There should have been a free-kick on us before the free-kick for them, but that's football.
"We'll take the positives out of the game because there was a lot there.
"We were good going forward.
"I think they were quite open and we caused them a lot of problems at times, we were unlucky not to score a few more goals.
"Three points were there for us on Saturday, but you can't stop that sort of goal.
"At times it wasn't great football, not great passing movement, but you're going to get that.
"We were away from home and you've got to adapt, you've got to play percentages at times. I think we did that well on Saturday.
"Throughout the team there was some good performances, everyone gave it 110 per cent and showed great commitment.
"If we keep doing that then our football will come out and I think we'll be just fine.
"Obviously our home form's not been great but we've got to take the positives out of Saturday, keep doing the same things and with the help of our fans we'll turn that around."