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Oliver happy with regular football

14 December 2014

Striker admits he’s enjoying his football after scoring sensational goal in draw with Cheltenham.

Goalscorer Vadaine Oliver admits he’s enjoying playing football again, having become an established figure in our team since joining us on loan from Crewe Alexandra in October.

The striker, who is set to stay at One Call Stadium until mid-January, continued his good recent form by scoring a wonder goal in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at home to Cheltenham Town.

“It was a good one,” quipped Oliver, when asked about his goal. “It was one of them where you just catch it clean and ‘the keeper was off his line so it went into the back of the net.

“I was always have a quick look over my shoulder before the ball comes into me just to see who is around me. I didn’t notice he was off his line, so I took a touch, swerved on it and just hit it.”

He continued: “It’s a good atmosphere. Obviously, when the crowd gets behind you, it gives you a burst of momentum and a real confidence. Being back playing again, it’s just about proving what I can do.

“I’ve had an ‘up and down’ spell with Crewe and it was hard to keep the momentum going. I’ve obviously come here now and I’m playing games regularly. [The style] is suiting the way I play and it’s paying dividends.”

Reflecting on the game itself, which ended in a draw after Zack Kotwica equalised late on for Cheltenham, he added: “It’s a massive disappointment for the boys and they’re downbeat about it.

“Conceding in the 87th minute or whatever it was is a bit hard to take, but you’ve got to kick on because we’ve got a big game [against Cambridge United in the FA Cup] on Tuesday.

“I think, based on last week’s performance as well, it was another late goal that we conceded, so we need to eradicate that and we’ll start to win games.”

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