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Hat-trick hero Eisa hungry for more goals

10 February 2018

Red-hot striker Mo Eisa set his sights on even more goals as his hat-trick helped the Robins record a thumping 5-1 victory over Port Vale in Sky Bet League Two.

Eisa become the first Cheltenham player to score a hat-trick in the Football League for eight years.

“I’m buzzing and very happy,” said Eisa. “I got all the players to sign the ball after the match as it’s my first league hat-trick – even the gaffer signed it too.

“It’s a big day for me. It’s still my first season at this level and I’m still learning every single day.

“The gaffer pulled me in this week to talk to me about concentrating more. I took that into the game and hopefully I showed him that in my performance today.

“For the hat-trick goal, there were a few passes on,” smiled Eisa. “Elijah (Adebayo) was on and so was Pelly (Harry Pell), but I wanted that third.

“I could have had it just before when I tried to go around the goalkeeper. But he produced a good save. When I got that next chance I just thought I’m going to tuck it in.

“The season could no have gone better for me, but now I am here I want more and so see what I am capable of. I want to help us push on.

“I feel my confidence is growing with every game, but it’s a team game and without the boys I wouldn’t be getting the goals.

“Sanmi (Odelusi) set me up for two, we were talking about that afterwards in the changing room. He has had his injury problems so it was good to see him back. I hope he can kick on now.

“Elijah (Adebayo) has made a big impact too off the bench. The gaffer wanted to ease him in, but he is doing well. Every time he comes on he has an impact.

“We felt this performance was coming and we have been a little unfortunate these last few weeks. We know the quality we have so it is nice to get this result.

“I had a target in my mind until January – I was a bit short of that. Now I just want to get even more,” he added.

“We have done well against the team at the top so hopefully we can take that into the next few weeks.”

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