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INTERVIEW: I was pleased to get a goal

28 December 2016

Shaun Miller on scoring at Crewe on Boxing Day

We spoke to striker Shaun Miller shortly after full time on Monday following his goal in the 1-1 draw with Crewe.

“It was a difficult game,” he said. “Conceding right on half time was a big blow for us but we ground out the point in the end. We couldn’t get the winner and there was some great defending at the end of the game to make sure we held onto the point which, keeps us ticking over.

“They had a few decent chances and Mark [Gillespie] made some terrific saves right at the death. It’s another point, we’ll get this game out the way and focus on Notts County now."

“Every team has strengths, Crewe did well on the counter attack today and they looked quite dangerous," he commented. "It’s another point which keeps us going in the right direction and now there’s a massive emphasis on Notts County.

“Everyone wants to play brilliant football and score loads of goals, but you have to grind out these sorts of points as well. Come the end of the season these points are massive, so we’re looking to keep building them up and try and get the three points in the next game."

On scoring on his former stomping ground, he said: “It’s the first time I’ve got a result back here, so that was pleasing. I’ve not been here for five years now so it was nice to get a point.

"I think you could see by my celebration I was pleased to get a goal. It’s always good to come back to your old clubs but the focus was on the three points and unfortunately we couldn’t get them.

“The pass from Joycey [Luke Joyce] for me to get the goal was unbelievable. I asked him if he heard me shouting, but I don’t think he did. I think he just chucked it in the direction for me but it was exactly what I wanted. It was a great little dink over and thankfully I put it away.

“We had nearly 1,400 of our fans and I was trying to celebrate in front of all of them. It was enjoyable, they’ve all travelled three hours on Boxing Day, so if you can’t celebrate with them in that situation when can you? It was definitely worth the booking."

The bottom corner strike took him to seven for the campaign and he insisted that there is still more to come.

“I had the header at Luton that was saved and JK [Jason Kennedy] put away, and then the little dink that hit the crossbar against Yeovil, so I felt like I was due a goal," he told us. "I was delighted to get one in this game and hopefully I can keep it going."

“The second half was a grind," he continued. "It wasn’t pretty and there were a lot of long balls, but it’s about getting positive results. If we can get three at Notts County it will be a decent return over the Christmas period.

“All of the games are difficult and Notts County is another decent place to go. We don’t fear anybody, we’ll be going there trying to get three points to keep us up there and involved in the promotion push.”

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