Keshi Anderson was over the moon for Kaiyne Woolery, who made his return from a long injury lay-off and scored within 20 minutes of coming off the bench against Plymouth Argyle in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Anderson was already on the scoresheet, toe-poking in after a driving run, and Woolery rounded off the scoring with ten minutes to play with a fierce strike on his first appearance since April.
Anderson was delighted for this team-mate.
“I’m buzzing for him – obviously, everyone was waiting for him to come back. He’s been training for the last two to three weeks now and once you’ve got your full squad it’s better for everyone because we can start picking up points.
“Going into Saturday, he’s got 20 minutes – hopefully, he’ll be involved again and he can make an impact again like he did.
“You know what you’re going to get from all of us – Rico, Elijah, Glash and I’m expecting Kaiyne to come back and put a bit of pressure on all of us. He’s a great player.”
Anderson praised the defence who played last night as well as the recent performances which have seen the Town keep five clean sheets in their last eight games.
“Our defence has been quite good throughout the season so far – we’ve had a lot of clean sheets recently and I know the boys thrive off that as defenders should.
“Joe Romanski came in and did well at centre-half – he’s tended to play out at left-back. Woolfie’s been playing right-back and played well at centre-half. Dion’s coming back and I thought he had a great game today – the competition’s there and it’s up to the boys to keep up these performances.”
Phil Brown sent his team out in a new 3-5-2 formation but Anderson was quick to point out that it was more about winning the individual battles on the night.
“When you come into a cup game, you know the team is going to get changed around and we changed formation as well, so for the boys to come out and put on a performance like that is obviously happy days for us.
“Formations are formations – when you get on the pitch, it’s really just 11 v 11.”
Employed in the number ten role, Anderson’s goal came from a driving run from just inside the Argyle half.
“I picked the ball up after good hold-up play from Rico and once I broke the line, I had a feeling I wasn’t going to get caught. As I got in the box, I’ve seen the keeper wasn’t really on his toes so I toe-poked it and gambled on him not being ready for it and luckily he wasn’t.
“It comes instinctively – when I was running I probably could have played Twiney in but as the gap close up I thought the easiest way to beat him was to be a toe-poke past him.”