Sylvain's goal is the talk of the Town

RUGBY-loving Sylvain Legwinski is delighted to have something other than the World Cup to talk about after scoring a pearler against QPR.Frenchman Legwinski has suffered the ignominy of watching the host nation lose to England in the semi-finals and then ending up fourth behind Argentina.

By Derek Davis

RUGBY-loving Sylvain Legwinski is delighted to have something other than the World Cup to talk about after scoring a pearler against QPR.

Frenchman Legwinski has suffered the ignominy of watching the host nation lose to England in the semi-finals and then ending up fourth behind Argentina.

But Legwinski, who has become something of an away-day specialist after also scoring at Burnley, has something positive to talk about and admits to being relived that south Africa emerged as world champions.

He said: “I will be talking a lot about my goal over the next few days because the past 10 days or so have been terrible for me.

“If England had won the World Cup it would have been unbearable as a Frenchman living in England.”

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Legwinski was rightly proud of his 30-yard volleyed finish but disappointed that it didn't prove to be the winner.

He said: “I had a bit of space and the goal was open so I thought I could put the ball over the keeper and fortunately for me I did.

“We should have held on and killed the game before they got their goal which was a little against the run of play.

“QPR made it hard for us in the first half but it was disappointing not to win.”

With a goal in each of his past two starts Legwinski is hoping he can keep his place for the home game against Colchester tomorrow.

He said: “I'm always happy when I play and focus on that. You should never have to ask a player if he is unhappy when he is not playing because if they are not then they will never reach the top.

“We are playing well away from home and we are very close to getting that away win.

“We have to take with us all the things that were good and try to correct what is missing.”

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