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Norris On First League Goal, Hylton Partnership And Kicking-On

19 December 2016

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Luke Norris was thrilled to open his league account for Town on Saturday and is hoping that is the first of many goals to come for the Reds. 

The striker powered home a first-half header to give the Reds an early lead against Fleetwood Town at SN1, although David Ball’s strike secured a share of the spoils for the visitors.

Jermaine Hylton played a huge role in Town’s goal and Norris was full of praise for his strike partner’s eye-catching display at the weekend.

“It was an alright header and it has been a long time coming so it was finally nice to be able to get it over with,” he told

“Hopefully more will come now.

“I’ve been in and out of the side so hopefully now I can get a run of games and hopefully there will be goals to follow because I think we’re going to start picking up better results now.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing with Jermaine, I like him as a player and I played with him at QPR as well and I thought we did alright together.

“It has been a very frustrating time for him but you see in training that he’s a very good player.

“He went out on loan, did well, got called back, unfortunately picked up an injury but credit to him because he was the best player on Saturday I thought and he deserved a goal.

“We gel well together and after the game he came up to me and said he enjoyed playing with me and it was the same back to him.

“He’s a good lad and he’s only going to get fitter and stronger and he was very sharp on Saturday.”

Norris also felt it was two points dropped against Fleetwood given Town’s encouraging performance, but the forward is of the opinion that there are plenty of positives to take into the Boxing Day clash away at Millwall.

“It was a good point but it is two points dropped and we’ve got to start winning our home games,” he added.

“We had a great chance and Michael Doughty has scored a few penalties already this season so he was the right man to take it, but unfortunately it happens and it was a good save from the keeper.

“There are a few positives to build on and hopefully we can take it into Boxing Day.

“Christmas is always a very busy time although it has actually got a bit less busy this year, but we’ve got two very tough games against two very big sides in the league and we’ll be trying to pick up maximum points.

“We need it because we need to start picking up some results and hopefully we can now go on a run over the festive period and pick up some good results.”

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