Front man hits double figures and praises young partner.
John Marquis wasn’t getting carried away with notching his tenth goal of the season in what is turning out to be a purple patch for the twenty-four-year-old.
The striker scored one and set up the winner in the weekend’s 2-1 win over Hartlepool United and is the quickest to the double figure mark in over 30 years since Glyn Snodin in the 1984/85 season.
“I’m happy so far,” he levelled.
“Most importantly I just want to be playing in a winning side, playing regularly, playing football and enjoying it and I’m doing that at the moment. My form is good but I’m always looking to improve.
“It’s a lot better than it has been recently. We won at Exeter but it’s been below par recently. We’ve not really been the Doncaster Rovers at the start of the season where we controlled games and dominated possession but I thought we went back to that.
“As teams do when they come here, they (Hartlepool) sat off and hoped we couldn’t break them down. If we score in the 90th minute every week then fair enough as we had a few chances to put it to bed a bit earlier.
“We fortunately got the three points and that’s two wins from two and we’re looking at the fixtures coming up and are excited because after Leyton Orient and Stevenage we’ve got teams who are going to be up there at the end of the season so we’re looking to hit some good form now and take it in to those games.”
Marquis laid on the winner for Mandeville and then praise at his strike partner’s door. He said: “He’s a young player but he works so hard on and off the pitch, he’s always trying to improve which I really like about him.
“He’s willing to listen; he listens to people with more experience and takes things on board. He’s a great lad and thoroughly deserved his goal.
“He came on and changed the game last week – did unbelievably well – and people were probably saying “Can he do it from the start?” and I feel he did.
“The best option was to give Liam the ball and he’s happy he got a tap in.”