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Team goal for Marquis

2 April 2017

John Marquis netted his first Football League hat-trick against Grimsby Town - but securing all three points for Rovers was the forward’s only motivation.

Two goals in the first half, followed by a 25-yard effort in the second, sent Rovers on their way to three points against rivals Grimsby Town.
 
“It is my first Football League hat-trick so it is one that I will always remember, but it was all about winning and picking up the three points,” he said.
 
“I’m playing in a talented side who always make chances for me, whether it is James Coppinger, Gary McSheffrey, Andy Williams or Tommy Rowe, we have some of the best players in the league in my opinion.
 
“I’m buzzing for Andy Williams as he worked his socks off, and Alfie May came off the bench and grabbed one, so it has been a good day at the office for the strikers.”
 
Marquis wants Rovers to achieve promotion to Sky Bet League One at the earliest opportunity and then concentrate on securing the Sky Bet League Two title.
 
“We are almost there and we just want to get promoted as soon as possible, but for us we want more than just promotion we want to go on and win the league,” he said.
 
“For us now we have six more games and Plymouth have the same, we just have to make sure that we finish above them come the end of the season.
 
“We have three at home now and three away, we are in form now bar the Plymouth result but we should have won that game, and we are in that part of the season where you need to be in that kind of form.”

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