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Norris Thrilled To Be Off The Mark

9 November 2016

Luke Norris admitted that he was relieved to have opened his account for Town on Tuesday night.

The striker was on target during last night’s 1-1 draw with Exeter City in the Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group C encounter, a tie the Robins eventually won 4-2 on penalties.

And Norris was delighted to have finally got off the mark for the Reds and is now targeting more goals this season.

“It was just a header from a corner. It was a great ball in, it came nicely into my path and I just headed it in,” he said.

“When it hit the net it was a big relief. It is a massive relief and I didn’t really know what to do in terms of celebrating because it has been a long time coming.

“Hopefully there’s a few more to come.

“I’ve played the last couple of games but I want to be starting and that’s when you are going to get chances.

“I’ve got Saturday now to focus on and it is another big game in the league.

“You do think it is never going to happen because I’ve never had a drought like that ever, the longest I’ve went without a goal was six games so it almost felt like it was never going to happen.

“Coming here to a new club I wanted to get off the mark nice and early and it hasn’t panned out that way, but hopefully this is the first now of many more to come.”

Town are now in the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy and Norris is determined to help his side go all the way in the competition.

“A win is a win. It is a first-team fixture and we’ve won the group, we go through to the next round and if you go all the way in this competition you get to play at Wembley, so that is something we want to thrive for,” he added.

“We’ve got a great chance now of going through but all of our focus is on Saturday and we’ll take each game as it comes.

“We need to start picking up some results in the league.”

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