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Vigouroux - We Can Be A Force In This League

14 January 2017

Club News

Vigouroux - We Can Be A Force In This League

14 January 2017

Town stopper Lawrence Vigouroux praised his team-mates following their brilliant 2-1 win away at Bolton Wanderers earlier today.

Despite going a goal behind, the Reds battled back and clinched a massive three points at the Macron Stadium courtesy of strikes from Ben Gladwin and Yaser Kasim.

Vigouroux also played his part after making a string of fine saves and the in-form keeper was left beaming after his side’s display against the Trotters.

“It is a massive win and this was Bolton’s second loss at home all season,” he told the local media.

“It was a really tough game but once we scored the equaliser there was only one winner.

“We’ve got to attack and we can’t just go into games and hope to defend for 90 minutes because there are some good teams in this league who will attack you.

“We’ve got to throw caution to the wind sometimes and today it came off.

“We’re really happy with that and we’ll go again next Saturday against Peterborough United.

“We’ve just got to keep fighting and we’ve got to take heart from today. To go 1-0 down against a team who are near the top of the league and come away with three points is something special and it is a feeling that we want to have again.

“I thought we defended really well. Lloyd (Jones) was excellent, Rapha (Rossi-Branco) was brilliant, Fankaty (Dabo) on his debut was sensational and then Conor (Thomas), he’s not a right-back but he didn’t look out of place so we can be really proud of our back-four today.

“We’ve just got to keep going. Peterborough are going to be another tough test, they lost today but they are a good side so it will be a tough game but if we play the same way we did today then we have a very good chance of getting something.”

Bolton’s central defender David Wheater had given his side the lead with a superb strike just after half-time, and Vigouroux was quick to admit his admiration for the goal.

“It was a great finish and I don’t think I had a chance with it,” he continued.

“They must have worked on their set-pieces because they blocked one of our defenders and Wheater had a shot on goal.

“It is one of those things and I would have liked to have had a clean sheet but I’ll take three points.”

Charlie Colkett, Fankaty Dabo and Islam Feruz all impressed on their Town debuts against Bolton and Vigouroux went on to praise the on-loan Chelsea trio, as well as fellow recent arrival, Ben Gladwin.

“Charlie is an unbelievable talent and I’ve played against him numerous times at U21 and U23 level and he’s got outstanding ability,” he added.

“I spoke to him after the game and said ‘you are absolute quality,’ which is what he was today.

“Fankaty is not a left-back but he didn’t look out of place at all and he had a brilliant debut.

“Islam ran the channels and he helped us out with the second balls and the knockdowns – he’ll find his feet.

“I know Ben Gladwin really well as well and he’s absolute world class for this level.

“He is a brilliant signing for us and we’ve just got to keep going with this group of players and you never know what will happen.

“We’ve only played three games in 2017 but we’re unbeaten and we’ve just got to keep going. It will be hard next week but we’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing.

“We’re starting to reap the rewards and we’ll be a force in this league with everyone fit.”

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