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Ajose - Coventry Win Was "Massive"

25 February 2017

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Nicky Ajose was thrilled to have played a helping hand in Town’s “massive” 3-1 victory away at Coventry City earlier today.

In what was a battle for survival at the bottom of the Sky Bet League One, the Reds struck first courtesy of the striker’s first goal since returning to the club on Transfer Deadline Day.

Jon Obika added a quick-fire second before Ajose wrapped up a huge three points in the second-half with a close-range finish.

Town will now go into Tuesday’s crunch encounter with Gillingham at SN1 full of confidence and Ajose was quick to highlight just how important today’s win was.

“It is massive for us and it is a six-pointer,” he said.

“We knew the importance of this game, along with the previous two or three, and we played well last week and we won convincingly today on an atrocious pitch.

“We’ve dominated the ball and put in a really good performance. We were aware of the pitch and we know what it gets like at certain times in the season but we still played our normal game and we got through it.

“It is important to score the first goal in any game and to get the second straight after was comforting.

“It is massive for us. We were confident anyway but winning games breeds confidence and we’ve got a massive game on Tuesday now.

“Luke (Williams) sets us up in a way that is going to get the best out of each individual player and you have seen that in the last two or three games. Even though the results haven’t been there the performances have been brilliant, especially last week, and to come here today and score three goals away from home is brilliant.

“Luke told us in the huddle after the game that it was a turning point for us and we were always confident we were going to stay up, so we’ve just added to that now.

“We will enjoy the game until 10pm tonight and then we’ll wake up tomorrow morning and start thinking about Gillingham on Tuesday. 

“We’ll be ready to go again on Tuesday.”

Ajose bagged the game’s first and third goals and could have had a hat-trick, but was off-target early in the second-half.

“Ben Gladwin has got a great delivery and I’ve just gambled and managed to get a yard and finish it,” he said of his first goal.

“Every goal is important and I was happy to score and kill the game off.

“If that chance was at The County Ground then I would have scored. I was devastated not to have scored three but I was happy to get off the mark again.”

Finally, Ajose opted to celebrate his second goal with Luke Williams and he went on to heap praise on the Town Head Coach.

“Luke is my guy and he looks after me. I’ve got the utmost respect for him and he’s a tremendous coach,” he added.

“We’re all behind him.”

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