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Hunter: Today's win will give us all a big lift

20 February 2016

Youngster netted Town's first of the afternoon

Ash Hunter admitted he was relieved when the referee blew his final whistle at Highbury this afternoon as Town beat Scunthorpe United.

Hunter set the Cod Army on their way with a fine finish on the quarter hour mark before top scorer Bobby Grant extended the lead later in the half.

The youngster was handed a start by manager Steven Pressley for the clash against the Iron, and repaid the faith shown in him with an impressive performance.

He said: “That win was a relief for everyone today. We were holding on somewhat towards the end but credit to all of the lads for putting in a really good shift.

“In the first half we had complete control of the game and were passing it around nicely and Scunthorpe couldn’t really get near us.

“I was really pleased to get on the scoresheet again. It was a great ball from Jimmy to find me and I was just happy to score once more.

“My first touch set me up really and I wasn’t thinking about shooting when it came, but I saw him off his line and went for it.

“It was a great ball from Sarc for the second goal and I’m pleased for Bobby. It’s nice to finally score a couple of goals after a few draws recently.

“This win will have pushed us out of the relegation zone so hopefully it will give us a big boost for Rochdale away on Tuesday night.

“There’s a few big games coming up and we’ve of course got games in hand too, which gives us an advantage of climbing up the table again.”

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