Interview : Gozie Ugwu : 01/09/2012
Gozie Ugwu Speaks To The BBC After The 2-1 Win Over Doncaster
Gozie Ugwu
Gozie Ugwu
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Yeovil Town loan striker Gozie Ugwu spoke to local journalist Brendon Mitchell in an interview for BBC Somerset conducted after the club had beaten Doncaster Rovers by a 2-1 scoreline on Saturday 1st September 2012.

BM: Gozie, well done. Another goal and another win.

GU: Yes, it was a great win today, and we've secured our (joint) spot at the top of the league, so everyone is happy.

BM: Are you pleased personally as well, coming off the bench to score again?

GU: Yes, obviously I'm always looking to score, and I'm always looking to make an impact, no matter how long or short I play. The first thing I want to do is to score goals, and thankfully I've done it again.

BM: The manager is going to have to pick you from the start if you keep doing that!

GU: Haha - well you know that's the manager's decision. You know that whatever they do, they have the players and all of us have faith in him. We believe in what he's going to do with us this season. It's going to be big, so whatever part I play, I'm just happy to play.

BM: Talk us through the goal as well, as it was an agonising wait to watch it come in, wasn't it?

GU: Yes it was. I wanted to hit it a bit straighter over the keeper, to be fair. I don't know - maybe the wind took it a bit further to the right, and thankfully it just crept inside the side netting, so I was happy.

BM: Have you enjoyed the start of your Yeovil career?

GU: Yes, obviously from scoring goals in pre-season to scoring goals in the league, the main thing I wanted to do was to come here and get the experience and get the games, and most importantly to just score goals. That's what I'm doing at the moment, so I just want to keep it going.

BM: You just want to get into that starting eleven, I guess?

GU: Yes, but obviously James Hayter and Reuben Reid are doing their thing up there, and they're playing really well. So it's just whenever I get my opportunity, that I'll look to make an impact. But yes, all the strikers are playing well, so it's good competition, so it's not bad.

BM: When you arrived, were you expecting to be playing in a team that was top of the League?

GU: To be honest, I didn't know what to expect. But at first when I started training with them, and seeing my team-mates, then I could see the quality all over from the back to the front. So we have good faith in each other.

BM: The players must be feeling the confidence at the moment.

GU: Yes, we believe in the style of football that we play and the players that we have. There's a good togetherness in the squad, which is obviously showing on the pitch, with us getting our wins and stuff like that. So everyone is happy.

BM: Have the expectations changed after your good start?

GU: Yes, I think that slowly the expectations are changing. Teams are starting to try to work us out. We're just coming out every week to play our own football, and it's coming off well.

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