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Boss thrilled for strike duo after nominations

5 April 2018

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Manager Gary Johnson has praised strike duo Mo Eisa and George Lloyd after the pair were this week handed nominations in the end of season EFL Awards.

Hotshot Eisa, who has 22 goals in all competitions, has been shortlisted for the Sky Bet League Two player of the season alongside Billy Kee and Adebayo Akinfenwa.

And Academy product Lloyd is up for apprentice of the year in the division.

“I’m thrilled for Mo and it is tribute to everything he has done,” he said.He has come from low pastures, if you like, rather than coming in as a ready made professional footballer.

“He plied his trade at Greenwich and did very well there. It was good that we were able to spot his potential and bring him in, going with a gut feeling. He's just been fantastic since the day he arrived.

“He has picked up things very quickly, with a smile on his face. To score 20 goals already, 22 in all competitions, is a magnificent achievement from where he has come from, as it's his first season in any sort of professional league.

“I am really pleased for him. It's down to him for getting his nut down and producing what we thought he could produce in time, but he's done it pretty quickly.”

Johnson also highlighted Lloyd’s attitude adding: “Two young lads with a big future. George has done well and he is a real pro off the pitch as well. You don't get any problems from him.

“You don't know what he's thinking when you pick a team and he's not in it yet, so we'll have to wait and see, but he is desperate for his little go at it, getting a start and I am sure he'll get that before the end of the season.

“Someone has to say how good someone has been, but he's not just a good lad off the pitch, he is a very good player on it too and obviously we'll let people see him before the season is out.”


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