Jason Scotland stunned by second half fightback
PAUL Jewell can today start focusing on the future following a truly sensational five-star performance.
Town came back from 2-0 down at the break to blitz Barnsley with a fantastic five goals in the second half and break the run of seven straight defeats.
And man-of-the-match Jason Scotland said the words that summed up every Town fan on Saturday night: “We weren’t expecting that.”
The striker, who completed the scoring, admitted he was surprised by the Blues’ fantastic comeback, which potentially saved his manager from the sack as fans grew increasingly worried about the run of defeats.
And Scotland admitted: “Football is all about getting results and when you are not getting them, your job could be up for grabs.
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“Although from our point of view, it was hard to tell whether his (Jewell’s) job was on the line. We got the three points and he was delighted. Hopefully things can change.”
Rather than rant and rave following another abject 45 minutes, Scotland revealed Jewell remained calm at the break and just reiterated to his players the importance of getting the next goal.
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Skipper Keith Andrews did that in impressive fashion, just 22 seconds after the restart, and following an equaliser from the Town skipper, Danny Collins, Michael Chopra and Scotland ended the grim run in spectacular fashion.
The striker added: “Confidence is obviously a big part of football. We lost a few on the bounce and everyone’s heads went down.
“It has been difficult but to score five in the second half and win by a handsome margin means everyone is buzzing in the dressing room. Hopefully we can keep pushing up the table.”