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Molyneux pleased with full Rovers debut in Northampton win

28 August 2022

Club News

Molyneux pleased with full Rovers debut in Northampton win

28 August 2022

Luke Molyneux is confident he will be up to speed quickly after making his full debut in Rovers’ 1-0 win at Northampton Town.

Molyneux was only substituted off in added time after making his first start for the club, following a knee injury suffered in pre-season.

And he is hopeful of soon making the impact in front of goal he strives for, as he seeks to help Rovers continue the unbeaten start to the Sky Bet League Two season.

On how the game played out:

“I feel like the team played well today. We worked hard and I feel we deserved the win. We had control of the game and it was comfortable.

“When you’ve got players like Tommo [Lee Tomlin] and George [Miller], you always feel like you’re going to get something. We’re always going to create chances.

“At half time we just said same again. We felt we had control of the game and didn’t need to change much. We needed to create more chances but we had control.

“They pushed on when we went in front and that’s going to happen. They’re going to launch it more and we’ve dealt with quite a lot this season, starting at Bradford.

“But I think we’re quite comfortable with it and can deal with it really well.”

On the attacking ranks:

“We’re aiming for goals and there’s a lot of good players in the team. We’ve got Clayts [Adam Clayton] and Biggo [Harrison Biggins] to back us up behind which gives us the freedom to play.”

On the penalty:

“I think it was a pen. I’m not sure the ref did because it didn’t look like he was going to give it at first but I think it was definitely a pen.”

On his full debut:

“I found out on Thursday. I really enjoyed it.

“It was a tough game to come back into. They’re always up there and they just missed out on promotion last year.

“It was a good run out and I just need to get the fitness in.”

On Bobby Faulkner’s full debut:

“He was absolutely brilliant. Most balls that came up to him, he won.

“For an 18-year-old to step up on debut against such a good team is amazing.”

On his early weeks at Rovers:

“It’s been up and down with the injury, training and not training.

“But I feel like I’m getting back to my best and the sharpness is slowly coming back.

“Hopefully once I’ve got that first goal, I can keep banging them in.

“Obviously the team had won the last two before this and I’m thinking ‘am I going to get back into the team?’

“But I’m confident in myself and my ability and with talks with the manager that I’m going to get an opportunity and I’ve just got to take it.”

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