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Gornell: Those goals were for fans who have stuck with me

19 October 2014

Terry Gornell has thanked Cheltenham Town fans for sticking by him during his barren run in front of goal

The Liverpudlian striker scored twice and was named man of the match in Saturday’s 3-2 home victory over Northampton Town.

They were his first League Two strikes since October 22 last year, when he netted in the 3-0 success against Morecambe.

Gornell asked to go out on loan to play some games before the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round tie against Bristol City, in which he scored his first goal of the campaign.

But the 24-year-old says he will do everything he can to make things work at Whaddon Road.

“It felt great to get the goals, especially in a win, which we needed massively,” Gornell said.

“I hope I can kick on now and I’ll keep working hard like I always do because nobody wants it to work out here more than me.

“I love the area and I’d like to thank the fans because it’s been a long two weeks, but they have been great to me and I am so glad to give something back to them.

“I haven’t given them back what I should have done and I want to get a lot more goals for them now.”

Gornell’s first strike against Northampton came in first-half stoppage time as he fired in at the second attempt after Matt Richards’ free-kick was nodded to him in the box.

His second was a powerful header from another Richards delivery and it would have been a hat-trick goal had he not earlier been denied by a superb save from Cobblers goalkeeper Jordan Archer after Lee Vaughan’s cross.

“Matt Richards’ left-footed deliveries are always good,” Gornell said. “For the first it came to me and I had a chance, but it was cleared back to me and luckily I managed to put it away.

“It was a good time to score and for the second I managed to get across the defender and guide it into the far corner, but it was another fantastic delivery from Richo.

“I work hard every day and if it continues to turn around like that I’ll be a happy man.

“I want to be playing games at this stage of my career and I’ll keep concentrating on my football.

“Hopefully Saturday’s result can provide the spark we need going into the next two games at Cambridge and Plymouth.”

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