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Grant Glad of Goal Glut

7 December 2015

Toffees loanee talks about his sweet strikes after Rovers avoid coming unstuck against Cambridge.

Conor Grant has said that he is hoping for some easier chances to fall his way in the near future after his thunderbolt completed a satisfying double against Cambridge United and booked Rovers passage in to the third round of the FA Cup.

Grant fired a low drive through U’s ‘keeper Sam Beasant on 46 minutes and, after Mitchell Lund had poached a second for the visitors, the 20 year old Everton loanee let fly from range to send Doncaster in to the next round as 3-1 winners.

“I have conversations about getting in the box more and scoring more tap ins, hopefully I can add that to my game,” said Grant, who’s three goals for the season have all come from outside the penalty area.

“It (the second goal) is right up there, I was very pleased with it and need to produce more like that.

“The first one maybe the ‘keeper should have saved but I was happy with the second one!

“More importantly though we’re through to the next round. We needed a reaction after the first half as we weren’t good enough, luckily it came early on and then the momentum swung.”

Grant thanked his current teammates for their support in helping him adapt to life at Keepmoat Stadium but was praying Rovers weren’t paired with parent club Everton in the third round draw on Monday night.

“I don’t think I’d be allowed to play so I don’t want that!” Grant said.

“We take whoever we get and if we get a big club then we get a big club but we want to progress again and win the game.

“They’re a great set of lads who’ve helped me get on with my business and do what I can do. They’ve all been superb with me and I can’t thank them enough.

“He (Darren Ferguson) gives everyone advice and so do all the staff to all the players. We’re all a team and we just want to help each other get the results on the pitch and we’re doing that.”

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