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Grant: The quality in our dressing room is evident

10 April 2016

Attacker opened the scoring with a fantastic strike

Bobby Grant believes the quality in the Town dressing room is evident as they picked up a precious late point against Southend United on Saturday afternoon.

Grant netted his tenth goal of the season in all competitions with a 30 yard thunderbolt which flew past Dan Bentley into the top corner.

The Cod Army were pegged back though, and conceded twice as Adam Barrett and Jack Payne put the Shrimpers ahead.

However the unlikely source of Conor McLaughlin earned his side a share of the spoils, as he expertly headed home Amari’i Bell’s fantastic cross in the 90th minute.

Grant said: “I don’t think I’ve scored many like that this season! I had a few strikes on Tuesday and hit them out of the stand but I’ve hit that one fairly sweet.

“The manager has always said that he sees me as a player who can create moments like that, and if I keep my work rate to what it is then I’ll be in the team every week.

“It’s about hard work and as a team I thought we worked really hard. It was really nice to get on the scoresheet with such a good goal.

“I thought we had a lot of chances during the game to see it off but we’ve got that spirit in the dressing room which is massive.

“We’ve always believed in what we’re doing as a team. If we cut the sloppy goals out we come away with a 2-0 win and a clean sheet from this game, but that’s football.

“It’s small margins but we’ll stick together and we’ll get out of this by staying up because we’ve got the quality in that dressing room to do that.”

And Grant admits the attacking partnership with Wes Burns and Stefan Scougall is really starting to develop, with the trio looking lively once more in Essex.

“Wes and Stefan are both quality players. Wes’ pace causes concern for every defence we play against, and that helps myself too.

“It means I can get on the ball and then the defenders are wary of pushing too high because they obviously don’t want to leave the space behind for him.

“Scougs is a fantastic footballer. He gets in the pockets and creates things which makes my job very easy to do when you’re playing with players like that.”

Picture courtesy of Camera Sport

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