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Post Reading | Jason Sraha

11 November 2023

Match-winner Jason Sraha spoke to the press after his late strike completed a thrilling comeback win over Reading.

Town's Player of the Month for October netted the first professional goal of his career as Salop completed an incredible comeback to defeat visitors Reading.

After Sam Smith and Dom Ballard put The Royals two goals up, Tom Bayliss pulled one back by half-time and Chey Dunkley equalised in the 92nd minute. Then Jason poked home the decisive goal to send the Croud Meadow wild.

Speaking to the press, the 20-year-old defender discussed the match as a whole and the feeling of scoring that winning goal.

On scoring the winner: 

“It’s indescribable, honestly.  

“It’s my first league goal, and such an important goal for the team, so I’m just happy to play my part.” 

How he felt after going 2-0 down: 

“I didn’t think we started well at all to be honest, they were breaking on us when we were attacking, we weren’t locking it down at the back.

“But when we got our first goal, we said at half-time - the next goal’s so important.

"The crowd helped us as well and then when skip [Chey Dunkley] got that second goal we just felt that we could get another one and luckily we did.” 

On the importance of getting back to 2-1 before half-time: 

“That goal was really important, especially at the time it came as well, about 10 minutes left until half-time.

“Bayliss has done a great job finishing from that tight angle as well.”

On keeping the belief as a team: 

“We were all just saying to each other on the pitch, never give up because we felt that goals were going to come, that chances were going to come. And when they did, we took them so I'm delighted.

On his goal:  

“I was going to hit it first time actually and then I was like, I’ve got some time here, so I just took a touch and finished it. 

“The feeling was indescribable honestly. I did about five celebrations in one. It was an unbelievable feeling. I’ll watch it back 100 times.” 

On celebrating the win: 

“I feel like the fans believe in me, the coaches, the whole club’s given me so much love so that goal was for them - I just wanted to give back. That’s why I celebrated with everyone.” 

On what this win could do for the team: 

“It just shows we can do it, we can score when we get in the right areas but I just feel like we need to keep doing that more. 

“We need to keep getting the ball in the box because that is our speciality. 

"We have great players in the box like Max (Mata) and Dan (Udoh), Bow (Ryan Bowman), who can get on the end of the cross so we need to keep getting in the right areas and more goals will come.” 

October player of the month and how good it’s been for him: 

“It’s been a good month since I came in for the Northampton game.

"Then I’ve just tried to be consistent, I’ve tried to be better and just talking to the gaffer and the players to see what I can improve. In every game, I just try and be better."

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