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John Puts Team First

31 October 2016

Striker Marquis would rather have the win than praise for fine effort.

John Marquis admitted he would rather have had three points than the accolades for a fine solo goal against Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.

The twenty-four-year-old striker slalomed his way through the Chairboys defence at the end of the first half to give the hosts the lead; however they were pegged back for a share of the spoils by the determined visitors.

“We’re obviously disappointed we didn’t come away with three points especially after the first half where we looked good, caused them problems and maybe could have been a few more goals ahead,” he said of the 2-2 draw.

“My goal; it's nice to score but I would rather have the three points. It was a nice individual goal; I managed to keep my composure at the end and tucked it away. I’ve gone a couple of games without a goal now so it's nice to score again.

“Losing Rowey (Tommy Rowe) at half time was a bit of a blow with his energy and physicality in midfield – Alfie (Beestin) did well – but losing Tommy was a big one.

“Overall, a point, we’re disappointed but when they’re brining on (Adebayo) Akinfenwa who’s a good striker he caused us problems.”

Marquis, who has now notched seven goals in his previous 12 games, remained positive about the team’s prospects for the season and says that he and his teammates need to improve standards.

“We're undefeated still at home this season, and we continue to score goals and look good but individually and as a team we need to defend better and not concede as many,” he said.

“As a team I felt we had a bit more there but just couldn’t get the momentum we had in the first half we didn’t have the momentum in the second half, which is disappointing.

“After a loss last week, we haven’t lost this week so we're a little bit behind where we need to be in terms of a points tally a third of the way through the season but with players coming back from injury we're only going to get stronger and stronger I believe.”




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