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INTERVIEW: It's good to send the fans home happy

Striker Ashley Nadesan on his Tuesday night brace

25 October 2018

Striker Ashley Nadesan moved to seven goals for the season with his first half brace at Sincil Bank on Tuesday night but he insisted afterwards that it was a positive reaction to the disappointment of the Macclesfield game that had been the most important thing to come out of the night.

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“It’s great to grab the goals but it was a team performance and getting points on the board to make sure we get up the table which were the most important things,” he said. “We played well and we feel like we could have come away with all three points because we know we’ve got the quality in the dressing room to do that.

“It was a good start from us. We looked lively, we knew they would be a threat, but we said if we came and got an early goal it would give us a great chance to come away with something, which is what we’ve ended up doing.”

“We came here as underdogs and people wouldn’t have expected us to come and get anything,” he continued. “It was pleasing to turn up here and get a good draw after a disappointing result on Saturday.

“We recovered well once they’d scored and I think that shows a lot of character from us. We’ve bounced back from the result at Macclesfield well and it was good to send the fans who travelled down home happy, because we weren’t able to do that on Saturday.

“We wanted to show the supporters what we can actually do tonight and we really want to fight for promotion this season.”

Speaking about his first goal, which came with just six minutes on the clock, he commented: “It was an excellent pass from Adam [Campbell]. It’s brilliant for him because he’s been working hard in training, so it was good for him to get a start.

“We’re in the car school together, so I have no doubt he’ll keep reminding me about it! Like I say, it was a good ball from him for the goal. I saw the keeper rushing out and thankfully I put it past him. He got a touch with his hand, but it was good to see it loop over him.

“For the second goal it was about anticipation really. I was just hoping for a weak back-pass and thankfully it happened, and I just finished it off. Macaulay [Gillesphey] is trying to claim the assist, but I don’t think he’ll get it!”

Looking ahead to the weekend visit of Yeovil, he told us: “It was important to pick up a point and we want to get on a run now with some home wins.

“Our home form hasn’t been the best, so hopefully we can take that performance into the game against Yeovil on Saturday. We know it’ll be another tough game but we really want to get the fans right behind us at Brunton Park.

“We all want to make it a fortress, which we haven’t managed to do so far this season, but Saturday will be a good time to start that.”

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