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Parkin pulls level

14 October 2013

Sub striker claims point

Jon Parkin was glad to contribute to the Cod Army cause once again – this time with the equaliser against Chesterfield at Highbury.

The striker came on as a second-half substitute to level Liam Cooper’s opener after the break, with a typically powerful finish under Tommy Lee minutes before time.

Parkin had scored in the previous two wins over Bristol Rovers and Crewe when given a chance, and he was itching to get onto the pitch with Town a goal down on Saturday.

“It was important that we didn’t get beat, and it’s nice that I’ve contributed to us getting a point,” said Parkin. “I was hoping to get on the field when we were a goal down, then (Graham Alexander) decided to bring me on and thankfully I managed to get a goal.”

“It’s been flicked on, I’ve took a touch and then managed to strike it under the keeper’s legs.”

Watching from the bench, Parkin felt Town were off the pace in the first half, although he admits a point was fair in the end.

 “We weren’t up to our normal standards (in the first half) but the gaffer sorted that out after half-time. We did much better in the second.

“There were chances for both teams. They missed one great one and we missed a penalty, so I would say that, on the whole, a point was probably a fair result.”

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