Date: 18th December 2013 at 10:14pm
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On loan striker John Marquis has given his thoughts following his goal and our win over in form Southend last weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site following his winning goals, he was asked interestingly if he had thought about joining us given our position in the league but he explained he spoke at length with manager Alan Knill prior to joining us and he was more than happy with what the gaffer had to say and where he was hoping to take the club – helped obviously by his services – so the league position didn’t really factor because it’s about playing football and trying to be successful and that’s how he’s approached every loan spell he’s had.

‘I don’t look at where we are in the table. I know that when I played here for Portsmouth, Torquay were a good side that day.’

If we are going with the view that the table is false, let’s hope that proves to be true!

As for the game and the goal itself, he added that he thinks he took the keeper unaware by taking the chance so early with his left peg, but he doesn’t care how they go in as long as they do, as especially for a striker scoring goals are your bread and butter and there’s no better feeling.

‘We knew we needed to win. We had a firm belief, especially at home, that we could get a result. I think we did very well defensively to keep them quiet. I can’t single out anyone, it was a great performance.’

Having said he can’t praise individual colleagues, he goes on to talk about the units saying that the three in midfield really helped run the show and didn’t let them get started in the game or dictate the pace too much, especially in the second half, and he thought that when they did get through our back five were outstanding in dealing with them.

Marquis goes on to say that it’s always said that a team wary of relegation really need a confidence and belief that they can get out of it, and all the players need to be on the same page with regards to that, and he more than feels that is true within our squad of players and he feels he has joined a club on loan who have better players than our current league placing would dictate, so now it’s time to prove that and perform how we are capable of and whilst he’s with us, he’ll do his part to get the goals that help that happen.