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💬 Jonathan Forte: "I’m glad to be back on the scoresheet"

Jonathan Forte gave his view on City's win over Cheltenham Town

22 September 2018

Exeter City striker Jonathan Forte says he is honoured to score the 1000th goal for the club under Trust ownership.

The forward, who has recently returned from a hamstring injury, was a second half substitute in the 3-1 win over Cheltenham Town and scored City’s third of the day with a well taken finish late on.

On the goal, Jonathan said: “Yes, I’m quite honoured to score it, I’m glad to be back on the scoresheet and back on the pitch.”

“It’s been five or so games but I’m back and hopefully I can push on. The ball winded me, but I’m buzzing for it and happy to get on the scoresheet.”

Due to the nature of the injury, and the fact Jonathan’s game is designed to use pace to get in behind defenders, manager Matt Taylor has been conscious not to rush the striker back into action with the fear of breaking down and causing further injury.

Jonathan explained: “If you rush recovery, then there’s going to be a problem because I use my pace quite a bit so it’s a got to be right.”

And as the Grecians came from behind to seal the win, Jonathan believes that the side can perform better, but insists the three points are the main thing.

He continued: “Overall, it’s good because we got the three points, I believe we can get better but as long as we got the three points in the bag then I’m happy.

“We’re second in the league now, so if we can keep that up then it’ll be fantastic.”


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