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INTERVIEW: I asked Devs for the penalty because I fancied going for the hat-trick

Winger Reggie Lambe on his double-strike against Wycombe

19 October 2017

Winger Reggie Lambe took his goal tally for the season to six on Tuesday night when he bagged a brace in a tight game against high-flying Wycombe Wanderers.

We caught up with him shortly after full time to get his reaction to the game.

“I thought we had the win, but we gave a way a late goal in the first half and a late goal in the second half, so that has been our downfall today,” he said. “We’re all a bit gutted not to have come away with the win but spirits are still high and we go into Saturday knowing that we’re back to our best.

“A performance like this should be a springboard for us now. We’ve been working on taking out negatives and bringing in positives to everything we do and we know that we have to stop conceding goals and we’ll be winning games with the chances we create.

“The home form has been on our minds a little bit and it’s good that we didn’t lose the game, because we haven’t won at home for a while, so the draw means we’re heading in the right direction. Hopefully we can get that win against Notts County.”

“Being honest, conceding the late equaliser was a massive, massive blow,” he admitted. “When I saw the board come up for five minutes of added time I thought we’d done fairly well with how we were managing the game.

“It was heart breaking when they got that goal in the last minute. We have to thank the fans because they were brilliant. They get on our backs sometimes, but that’s understandable, because some of the results they’ve seen here at home haven’t been good enough. Hopefully that’s behind us now.”

Speaking about the early goal, he told us: “We worked on that set piece in training so it was good to get my head on the end of it. It came off perfectly in the end. I knew I would be unmarked when the corner was taken because we’d watched a video of them and the way they defended meant I was going to be free. From there all I had to do was get it on target.

“It’s my second header of the season and I was actually trying to get Jamie Devitt to give me the penalty because I fancied going for a hat-trick. It’s a shame that I didn’t get it but I’m pleased for Devs because he’s moved on to two goals now.

“Personally, I’ve been a few games without a goal and I’ve been out of the team for a while as well. To be back in and score twice is brilliant and I couldn’t be happier with that. My second goal was one where I knew that once the ball had come in I just needed to find the bottom corner. The keeper got a hand to it but it still went in, so I’m buzzing about that.”

Looking ahead to Saturday, he told us: “Yes, it’s a massive game and one we can look forward to. Hopefully we’ll carry on our good form and get the win everyone wants.”

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