Town striker Nathan Delfouneso was delighted to have played his part in helping the Reds return to winning ways at home on Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old bagged his side’s second goal during their emphatic 3-0 success against Rochdale at SN1 after latching on to Conor Thomas’ sublime through ball before producing a cool finish.
Delfouneso’s first league goal for the club was sandwiched in-between efforts from Darnell Furlong and Nathan Thompson as Town recorded their biggest win of the season so far.
“I’m delighted to have scored and all you can do is make the run and hope the people on the ball sees it and puts you through,” Delfouneso told the local media in the wake of the game.
“I can’t ask for any more. It was the perfect ball, the perfect execution, the perfect weight and it was just down to me to go and finish it off.
“I need to make sure I continue to keep making those runs and then make sure I’m composed and good to go to finish it off and thankfully I was able to do that last night.
“The first goal was very important, it helped settle everyone down and it probably gave the fans a lot of pleasure.
“It was a good point away from home on Saturday against a side that are doing well and we took that performance into Tuesday’s game, we’ve got to take it into this Saturday now.
“I’ve been saying for a while that this kind of result has been coming. Whilst results haven’t been great, we’ve had decent chances where we think we could have absolutely battered them.
“It was due and hopefully we can use last night as a confidence boost for everybody, from Lawrence Vigouroux all the way through to me and the people who came on did great as well.
“We’ve got to use that and take it forward into Saturday.
“It was a very good performance in terms of work-rate, controlling the ball and our decision making. We need to keep doing it now, it is a tough league and every team we are going to come up against will be different but we know if we’re on top form then we know we will be a match for any team in the league.”
Delfouneso was happy to have got off the mark in the league last night, but was more pleased to have helped the team get an important three points.
“I’ve been making runs and runs and it would have been easy to get frustrated but it was important that I kept making runs and I believe, that given chances, I can put them away,” he added.
“It is great for me but the most important thing is that it helps contribute to three points.”
The forward also felt Town did well to recover from a sloppy start to the second-half against Rochdale and was full of praise for Lawrence Vigouroux’s heroics.
“We started the second-half really poorly and I thought we needed to calm down and settle, we were very erratic in how we started,” he said.
“We knew that they were going to get a rollicking, they made two changes at the break and they were going to get a spell but I thought we weathered their storm and it helped that Lawrence Vigouroux made a great save to keep out the penalty.
“It was important we got a clean sheet because Lawrence Vigouroux deserved a clean sheet and the back-four deserved a clean sheet.
“It was great all round.”