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INTERVIEW: Always nice to score

31 December 2013

David Amoo on hitting double figures

Wide man David Amoo took his personal tally for the season to ten goals with his brace against Peterborough on Sunday so we caught up with him to get some immediate reaction shortly after the full time whistle had blown.

“It was a great result for us against a really good Peterborough side,” he said. “We played really well and everyone is happy.

“It was a tough game and it was unbelievable when they got that free kick when they were down to ten men. It was a great finish but it’s typical of the goals we’re conceding lately. We fought back and it was a good feeling to get the win.

“It isn’t nice to go behind but sometimes it’s even harder when you’re playing against ten men. They started going for it, almost as if they had nothing to lose, but fortunately our fighting spirit came through.

“I think we’re improving all the time and teams have to score top quality goals against us if they want to get something. Hopefully we’ll keep getting better right the way through the second half of the season.”

On his goals, he said: “It’s always nice to score. The first was a great ball from Tom Lawrence. He’s a fantastic player and it was a good delivery.

“I’ll be honest, I thought the defender was going to come in and smash me. Luckily I got away with the touch and it was probably a decent finish. Good things seem to come together and it was unreal to get another with our next attack. That was another good cross from Matt Robson and all I had to do was put it in.”

“It’s amazing to be in double figures at this stage,” he admitted. “I thought at the start of the season that if I got to double figures overall it would be good. I started really well but it was always going to be difficult to keep it up. 

“I knew I would go through a period where things would be tougher and fingers crossed I’ll be able to kick on again. It comes down to doing the best I can and we’ll see what that brings. I suppose being on ten now is making me reassess my targets but I’m not going to make any bold statements. I’ll just keep trying to chip in with a few and we’ll see how many that gets me.”

“The result on Sunday was huge in terms of what we needed after the Preston defeat,” he said. “We felt we’d done enough to get something from that and we knew we needed to bounce back. 

“We now want to push on and we have a big week ahead. Crewe is important because that’s a league game and we want the points. But we have to be honest and say that you can’t help having one eye on Sunderland. It’s going to be a special day and everyone wants to be involved.”

“Crewe will be fighting for their lives and we won’t be taking anything for granted,” he concluded. “I think we’re more than capable of going there and getting something because we’ve done it at a number of tough away venues already this season. We don’t fear anyone and we’re really looking forward to it.”

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