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Reaction: Varney on Port Vale win

24 February 2019

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Luke Varney has become the first Cheltenham Town player to reach double figures for goals this season after his first half finish secured all three points against Port Vale on Saturday.

The former Leeds United and Blackpool hit man struck from a Chris Hussey corner kick to move the Robins past the 40 point mark for the season.

His goal proved to be the difference at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium but he was quick to praise the overall contribution of the team as they made it back-to-back clean sheets in a week.

"It was important to back Tuesday's performance up," he said. "We took a lot of confidence from the clean sheet on Tuesday more than anything and to back it up with another clean sheet is important. We feel really solid now.

"We knew it was going to be a scrap today. They're scrapping for their lives like we were when we dropped down into that area. It's a different sort of pressure - I think now we're trying to say to ourselves we're not safe - we're still there or thereabouts and you need that hunger which they showed.

"Fortunately for us I still didn't feel like we were going to concede, there were clearances going in everywhere, Scotty [Flinders] is coming out punching balls off his line. I think the back five and the goalkeeper deserve massive amounts of credit for today."

Watch Varney's full post-match interview above on iFollow.

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