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McKirdy - We just need to keep picking up points

Town talisman on Sutton win

17 March 2022

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Swindon Town's top goalscorer, Harry McKirdy, was in fine form on Tuesday night, scoring the all-important winner against Sutton United in the EFL Sky Bet League Two

The SN1 Robins made it two home wins on the bounce, beating Sutton United 2-1 at The County Ground, under-the-lights on Tuesday night. 

And, in the wake of the contest, McKirdy sat down with TalkSport to analyse his, and the team's, performance, and much more.

MCKIRDY ON WINNING THIS TYPE OF GAME

"To be honest, they were the games in the first half of the season that we just weren’t winning. We were all over them, a decision went against us with the goal and to be honest, in the first half of the season we probably wouldn’t have won that, we would have got a point or maybe even lost the game, so it just shows the mentality that’s changed in the group.

"Also, we’re a new group together and we’re just settling and getting used to each other and you can see now that we’re grinding out wins. To be honest, I think we did deserve the win tonight but, like I said, I don’t think we would have got the three points before Christmas so it just shows how we’ve come on."

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MCKIRDY ON THE GAME OVERALL

"Yeah, it wasn’t a pretty game at all, to be honest, it’s not one that you really enjoy, but today and Saturday - they’re massive. At Bradford as well, we’ve not really been on it, last four games and we’ve come away with nine points out of twelve, so that just shows how much we’re coming on and we can do the other side of the game.

"I think it’s going to suit us more with the weather turning, the pitches getting better, we’ve got some key players coming back and we’re in a great position for the last nine games." 

MCKIRDY ON HIS WINNING GOAL

"That goal is all Willo (Jonny Williams) to be honest. The touch to bring it down and the ball, I was just in the box. Willo is a top top player for this league and we all know the CV that he has got and he’s magic.

"So, I know I can get in the box and in the last two games now he has put two on a plate for me, so hopefully, he keeps on doing it."  

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MCKIRDY ON MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF

"To be honest, we are in League Two and we have League Two players and League Two managers and we’re here for a reason and there’s probably a reason why I was here. But, the managers just didn’t know how to manage me and they were more bothered about how I looked than how I played, and I knew that if someone gave me a chance, I could do this, and I showed it briefly at Carlisle and the Gaffer (Ben Garner) has been brilliant with me here and I’ve shown it this season.

"The lads have been brilliant and I’m playing with top players in this league, the best players I have ever played with in League Two, and I can make the runs and they find me, and that’s not really happened before. So, hopefully, it carries on and we can stick together and we can get the job done in May."

MCKIRDY WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS STYLE/APPEARANCE

"I probably should have (changed it) a long time ago. It’s probably me being a bit immature, but I think I’ve matured now, even though I’ve not changed that. But, if it got to a stage - there are managers I met in summer who did mention my look and I did say to them I would change it. But, I came in here and the Gaffer didn’t mind it, and the Gaffer has embraced me for who I am and he’s been brilliant with me, and all the staff and players have.

"I’ve found a real home and I’m just enjoying it and doing what I know I can do on the pitch."

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MCKIRDY ON WHETHER HE HAS SET HIMSELF A GOAL TARGET OF TWENTY

"There are nine games to go now and we just need to keep picking up points. You could set twenty, - I actually got given the Port Vale goal but it’s not been updated yet, so I think that’s me on eighteen - but if I only scored two out of the next nine games I’d be disappointed.

"So, I’ll just take it game by game. Me and Payney (Jack Payne) say that every day, just day by day and chase happiness and that’s what we’re doing at the moment. We’re really enjoying it and it’s working on the pitch and I can’t wait for the next nine weeks and we’ll hopefully get the job done." 


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