Exeter City Academy graduate Josh Key was delighted to score his first professional goal in last night's 3-2 EFL Trophy win over Forest Green Rovers.
"I'm really happy with it. said Josh, who was making his second start for City, having played in the Carabao Cup match at Bristol City on Saturday. "It's every lads dream to play for their local club. I'm really happy and hopefully there is more to come from me."
City found the opening 25 minutes hard going, but managed to go into the break level thanks to Nicky Ajose, who deflected a Matt Jay strike into the net. Josh felt that the team started on the back foot.
"Matt talked to us about it, we started too slow, they were on the front foot and we were on the back foot, but I think it changed when we took a few more risks and started playing higher up, winning the first balls and the second contacts so I think that helped change the game really."
The Grecians kick-off their League Two campaign away against Salford City this Saturday in what will prove to be a very tough start, and Josh is keen that City take the positives from the result:
"Football is obviously about the result at the end of the day so we will build off that for Saturday, which is the important fixture now.
"We can take the good things from that and the bad things and work on them in training ahead of the match."
"We've got to look past the fact that some people have them down as favourites and. go into it full throttle, start on the front foot and go up there and show them what we are about."