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Lads were brilliant: Clark

11 February 2018

Following his match winning brace at Coventry yesterday afternoon, Jordan Clark is targeting 10 goals for the season.

The Stanley winger struck in either half, to send the Reds on their way to a famous victory in front of 28,000 at the Ricoh Arena, and move second in the League Two standings.

The pair was Clark's first goals since October, but the 24-year-old was keen to praise the role played by his teammates and the huge effort they put in yesterday.

Clark said: "I read in the programme before the game that I had five for the season but none since October, I couldn't believe it had been that long. I want to get 10 plus goals every season, hopefully I'm back on my way towards that now.

"The early goal was huge, it silenced the big crowd and allowed us to play our game. Then, the second half goal really took the pressure off.

"Credit to our boys I thought we were brilliant, not just with the ball but without it. The last couple of weeks our intensity off the ball has been winning us games - a really good day at the office!"

Clark's fellow winger, Sean McConville, has been in inspired form lately, but failed a fitness test prior to yesterday's game with the Sky Blues.

"When we heard about Sean's injury we were all gutted because he's having such a good season," Clark explained. "Of course you then feel that pressure to step up and contribute, when you lose a player like that to injury.

"But Callum [Johnson] has moved out wide and done really really well too, he put that first one on a plate for me. We call him the utility man because he can fill in anywhere."

Asked about his manager John Coleman's pre-match prediction, Clark laughed: "Yes, the gaffer did tell me he thought my first goal of 2018 was coming in this one. Let's hope we're saying the same again on Tuesday night."

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