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Knight-Percival On Southend Win

14 September 2015

Defender More Pleased With Clean Sheet Than Goal

"It’s down to every player out there - we’re all giving it as much as we can and the desire to win over the last few weeks has been immense and we’ve got to keep." Knight-Percival said:

The win was Town's third on the bounce following victories over Oldham Athletic in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and the late win at Barnsley in the league.

“It was just a set-piece - Liam curled a great ball in and I found myself in a bit of space and I headed it into the bottom corner," said Knight-Percival.

“It was my second goal for the club - I got one last season against Cheltenham.

“It’s great if us lads at the back can chip in with goals because it’s a team game.

“We want to keep clean sheets as a team and score goals as a team and we don’t want the scoring restricted to the strikers.

“If we can help out from the back as well, it’s brilliant."

Knight-Percival, who has only played in the last three games following a long-term injury comeback, rose highest to head low into the corner from Liam Lawrence's free-kick in the 56th minute.
"It probably couldn’t have gone better, but for me personally and probably us as a group, we were more happy with the clean sheet," he said.

“We haven’t had one this season so that was important and scoring a goal was just a bonus really.

“We were talking all week about not wanting the Barnsley win to be a one-off and we went out there and showed a lot of fire and passion.

“The effort and commitment of every player was just fantastic."

And Knight-Percival praised the effort of the team on the whole.

Micky Mellon's isde also held on for their first clean sheet in the league this season.

The defender headed in Shrewsbury Town's winner in the second half in the Sky Bet League 1 clash at Roots Hall at the weekend.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival was delighted to score the winning goal at Southend United on Saturday - but was even more pleased with the clean sheet.

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