Sito was as good as his word

SITO Castro was as good as his word when he scored his first senior goal in English football.The stunning finish turned out to be the winner and came just hours after telling the EADT he would end his goal drought.

Derek Davis

SITO Castro was as good as his word when he scored his first senior goal in English football.

The stunning finish turned out to be the winner and came just hours after telling the EADT he would end his goal drought.

The sparkling Spaniard even predicted that he would cut inside on to his right foot to finish in the pre-match interview and being gently jibed about his lack of goals by yours truly.


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After only ever scoring twice in Spanish football Sito was looking for his first goal in almost two and a half years at Town and almost 50 appearances, Sito thought it was about time he scored.

It came 25 minutes in to the second half when he weaved his way in to the box from the left flank, ghosting by a couple of defenders like smoke through a keyhole, before slipping the ball wide of the keeper.

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Although he had said he would not have a clue what to do if he scored he celebrated in style with an acrobatic forward tumble.

He was understandably delighted when he spoke about the goal, and win, after the 2-1 win at Glanford Park.

Sito said: “I got the chance and it was fantastic for me to score and for the team to get the three points.

“I have wanted to score for a long time now as I have never scored here.

“I didn't feel under any particular pressure to score - it was just about time. I just wanted to do my job and if I scored then even better if it helped us win.

Although Scunthorpe pulled back a late goal through Ben May, the win pushed Town up to seventh place and Sito believes Town can still aim for an automatic top two finish.

He said: “This is good for the confidence of the team but we now have seven finals. We are only eight points off the top so why not believe that we can still do that? We are playing well and we have to keep believing.”

Although his own future is in doubt as his contract expires in the summer Sito was happy with the arrival of Manchester United full-back Danny Simpson on loan.

He said: “If Danny can help us get promoted then that is the most important thing.

“As I said I want to stay but only if I'm going to be playing. I hope this goal helps but at the moment I'm just concentrating on each game now as we look to get promoted.

“I want to work hard and do what I can to help the team push to the top of the Championship.”

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