Jake Jervis on his weekend goals

Striker Jake Jervis made it three goals in five outings on Saturday with a brace of stunning first half strikes which ultimately earned his side a draw in a hard-fought encounter against Swindon Town.

Speaking at full time, he said: “I was happy with both of those goals.

“It’s nice to score and even better to get back on the score sheet. I had a good time at Swindon and that’s the reason why I didn’t go for any crazy celebrations. I’m glad I got them but I wanted to show a little bit of respect for the way they were with me.”

“With both of them it was a case of just hitting it,” he added. “I’d have been closed down if I’d hesitated and personally I think he could possibly have saved the volley. I know Wes [Foderingham] really well and he won’t be happy that I’ve scored against him.”

With the much-talked about miss at Hartlepool still fresh in the memory we wondered if that had been on his mind as he went into the game.

“Yes, it was,” he admitted. “I’ve had the gaffer and Graham Kavanagh talking to me about it all through the week, and I’ve also had JP [McGovern] and Cadz [Danny Cadamarteri] helping me out a lot as we got towards the weekend. 

“With the penalty miss against Preston and the open goal at Hartlepool I’ve found it all pretty hard to take, to be honest. I thought I was the kind of person who could dust things like that off easily but I’ve found it really hard this time. Once I got into the game I was able to put it behind me and I’d like to thank everybody at the club for the advice they’ve given me. It’s definitely helped and the confidence is high again now that I’ve got those two goals.”

And a hat-trick must have been uppermost in his thoughts once that second volley hit the roof of the net.

“The chance didn’t really come, which is a shame, because I’m still looking for that,” he said. “I haven’t done it yet in my career so it would have been nice. Overall I’m pleased though because I feel I’m getting used to the physical side of it even more and hopefully I’m helping the team.

“I spoke to the gaffer last week about where the loan spell will go and he wanted us to get the Swindon and Crewe games out the way. I’m enjoying myself so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

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