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Daniel Udoh post Accrington Stanley

21 August 2019

Super-sub Daniel Udoh talks to us about how special securing all three points was after slotting home his debut winning goal.

Udoh has been out with groin injury which has restricted his playing time. "It's just hard work and fair play to the rehab team because I've been injured, and they've put me through my paces and got me back up to speed. It's just the start I think."

Town made two changes in the 79th minute whilst still being one down. Best friends, Udoh and Fejiri Okenabirhie came on to snatch a late equaliser and the winner. "My best mate in football (Fey), we've played together before. I said let's come on, there's nothing to lose, we're 2-1 down we can win the game. I literally said it to him, Fey let's just run around and see what we get."

"It's not just about me and Fey, it's about the whole team as well. Them digging in, we're 2-0 down and they got one. It's perfect for us to come on and Fey obviously knows he's a cracking goal scorer. It'll do his confidence some good with getting the goal. Me obviously getting my goal, it helps me settle in a bit quicker and it's just down to what the gaffer says. Working hard and making sure we give our all and he said that to me before I come on, work hard and run." Udoh jokes.

Udoh chased down a long ball and managed to shrug off the defender and slotted it home underneath the keeper.

"I remember a lot of my goals in the past, it's just people kicking the ball from behind and me chasing it and I was just like don't foul the defender and put it through the keeper's legs. I ran behind the goal, I thought copied Fey's goal and the rope hit me in my face, and I thought ‘oh wow, back to reality now'. I was buzzing for the fans, they've come a long way as well and they were still chanting for us even though we were 2-0 down, so fair play to them." Udoh talks about his winning goal and copying Fey's celebration whilst getting hit in the face from a rope behind the net.

Udoh has claimed that he is back to full fitness. "Thanks to AJ and the physio team, I'm back to full fitness and going again."

The physio team have been working hard with Udoh and putting him through his paces for him to get back to full fitness. "I had to sit down with the physio's, AJ and the gaffer and speak about working smart and making sure I'm ready for the level and I hope I can prove it and keep pushing and getting more goals."

Town face Burton Albion on Saturday. "We'll all be buzzing on the coach back. It's an important three points and now it's down to next Saturday and the week after and the week after that."


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