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INTERVIEW: Everyone is buzzing

Reggie Lambe on his goal against Cheltenham and the Sunderland game

21 August 2017

We spoke to winger Reggie Lambe shortly after full time on Saturday as he scored his second goal of the season in the 3-0 victory over Cheltenham.

“To get two league wins on the bounce is pleasing,” he said. “Everyone is buzzing and confidence is flowing through the team, so we’re looking forward to just keeping that going.

“We all wanted to make sure we got our first home win and hopefully we can push on from that now. We got our away win last week and we wanted that home win to give ourselves a real base to work from."

“We knew we had to start the game strongly and we had a game plan, which we stuck to," he told us. "I feel like all the lads are flowing with confidence now and I think we can go on and do the same thing as last season, but hopefully better.

"We started really well last season and we want to do that but maintain it after Christmas, which is what we didn’t manage last year."

Helping to clear up the confusion over who bagged the first goal of the game, he said: “I don’t think the first goal is Tom Miller’s, but that's only because that would mean he'll be on three and I’ll be on two!

"I think it was on target but unfortunately for him their lad put it in his own goal. It helped us but I don’t think their player will be too happy with it."

His own early season good form has seen him notch twice in the four games United have played so far but he admitted that's he's determined to keep his own high standards up as he looks to kick on from here.

“I’m pleased to have scored two goals already and I just want to keep it going and keep my place in the team," he commented. "As long as I keep doing the simple things right and keep getting into goal scoring positions I know I can put the ball in the net.

"You’ve just got to work hard to get in those positions so you do get the chances. Not many people would see me as a goal scorer with my head but I’ve got a few under my belt.

"With the goal on Saturday, I saw that Danny [Grainger] was going to put the ball in so I made a darting run and got my head to it. The cross was coming straight for me so I just knew I had to get a little touch and get it on target. Thankfully the goal came from it."

And on the team performance, which saw United domnate the game, he said: “I thought we stuck to our task and we did what we had to do to keep everyone on the same page.

"We made sure no one slacked off and the subs who came on got on board quickly. As long as we keep together as a team, when the manager gives us a task we can stick to it.

“When it comes down to it and you need to be a bit physical, as in this game, I think we have the players to do that. We can be a passing team and we can be physical - we’ve got both parts to our game and I think that’s important." 

Next up for the Blues is the Tuesday night Carabao Cup second round meeting with Sunderland and the right to be in the hat for Thursday morning's 4.15am draw.

“Tuesday is a big game," he said. "Sunderland are coming here as a higher league side but I think whoever comes here, we can turn them over. We’re going into the game full of confidence and we feel like we can win.

As long as we stick together as a team and do all the things that helped us win against Fleetwood, Cambridge and Cheltenham we can beat anyone ..

Reggie Lambe

"As long as we stick together as a team and do all the things that helped us win against Fleetwood, Cambridge and Cheltenham we can beat anyone."

“These sorts of games bring their own buzz and it’s a big bonus when you have the fans right behind you as well," he concluded. "I’m looking forward to it, as are the rest of the lads. We bounced back quickly from the opening day against Swindon and to get the three wins shows great character.

“Every game is exciting but Tuesday is a special one. I love going out there and having the chance to show the fans and the manager what I can do.

"We fancy ourselves against anyone who comes here, our pitch is big and I think if we continue to pass the ball like we have been we can get them chasing it.”

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