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McKirdy on four-goal heroics

Forward reflects on New Year's Day

5 January 2022

Harry McKirdy was delighted to get on the scoresheet on four occasions at home against Northampton Town on New Year's Day.

The firm fans' favourite enjoyed a career day on Saturday as he found the back of the net four times, and he was unlucky not to get a fifth.

After playing a starring role in Town getting off to a dream start in 2022, McKirdy sat down with the media and reflected on his heroics.

"I didn't even know where the media room was because I hadn't scored (at home) and the results haven't been great, so it is nice to see where it is and start the year with a win and scoring," McKirdy said.

"I'm a bit gutted I didn't get five but that is a bit greedy.

"I've been sulking the last few weeks that I haven't had enough shots and I was blaming a couple of the boys, but I got chances on Saturday and it felt good.

"That's nine goals in the league now and all have been one touch, so I think that's what I'm good at, that's my game and I felt a bit more lively on Saturday than I had the last couple of weeks. 

"It worked and I've just got to keep on top of things, keep getting second balls and finding where the ball is going to drop.

"We started really well, the fans have been great and it has been tough lately because there have been been a lot of games and it probably caught up with us, so having 10 days off might have done us good.

"It was a massive win against a team near the top and we enjoyed it."


McKirdy also opened up getting 90 minutes under his belt against Northampton, and curbing his emotion in order to help the team.

"It was nice to get 90 minutes because I haven't played 90 in a while as I've been getting booked, but that's a couple of games without a booking and I'll try my best to stop them," McKirdy continued.

"I enjoy it so much I get into the games too much and probably play like a fan. You just need to remember your job and you can't appeal everything like I would if I was at Stamford Bridge in the crowd.

"It is about finding the balance of using that emotion which is one of my strengths, but not overstepping the line and I've done that the last two games."

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