TYLER Cordner scored his first goal in professional football to help his loan club Scunthorpe United to a draw at Lincoln City.

Defender Cordner, on loan from Cherries, netted on the rebound after his initial header was saved by Imps goalkeeper Alex Palmer in the 1-1 EFL Trophy stalemate.

Lincoln claimed an extra point in the group stage by winning a penalty shoot-out.

Cordner, 21, scored four goals during a loan spell at Havant & Waterlooville, but this is his first for a Football League club.

“I’m a big lad, so I hope to get more goals this season,” he told iFollow Iron.

“It was a great delivery into the box - I should have scored with my head first time really, but it was lucky that I got the rebound. At the end of the day, it is about the team and about the result."

He added: "I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people this season. There’s no pressure on us, we’re a young team and we’ve got to be really positive.

“I’m loving it. We will see what happens on Saturday (against Newport), but I think I’ve been playing well, so hopefully I’ve done enough to keep my place, but if not I’ll fight to get back in the team.

“We’ve played two different formations now and these two games have given the manager a chance to look at a few things. It’s good that we have that versatility to play different people in different positions and we’re going to need that this season, especially with games coming thick and fast.

“We’re going to have to come up a lot of different teams in the way they play this season. We’ve got to adapt to that. Newport are a good team. I’ve never played them before, but from what I’ve heard they’re a physical, direct team.”