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Marquis working hard

17 August 2016

John Marquis said he owed his match-winning goal to his team-mates after spurning a penalty early against Cambridge United.

The forward saw his early spot-kick saved by Will Norris, but was on hand to power home a winner midway through the second half.

“I said to the boys at half-time that I owed us one, and would dig us out if needs be, and luckily I got the goal,” said Marquis.

“As a team we played much better and if some of us had taken some of our chances it might have been a bit more comfortable.

“It was nice to win, that was the main objective. I think the way that we performed was a lot better, we had intensity about us, pressed them early, really got an authority on the game and if I had my shooting boots on, we’d have made it easier for ourselves.”

After a loss, draw and win in the opening three matches of the EFL SkyBet League Two season, Marquis is determined that Rovers settle in to the winning habit more often.

“It's three points, a clean sheet, a win at home and we’re hoping that there’ll be many more this season,” he added.

“At one point I thought it was going to be one of those nights where it doesn’t fall for you. Norris made a good save from the penalty, I’ve had one blocked, cleared off the line and a good save but you have to keep going and believe that you’re going to have another chance.”

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