West Ham loanee Blair Turgott so happy with first ever senior goal for Colchester United

Blair Turgott (far left) celebrates with U's team-mates after scoring against Stevenage yesterday

Blair Turgott (far left) celebrates with U's team-mates after scoring against Stevenage yesterday - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Colchester United winger Blair Turgott was understandably elated to score his first ever senior goal, to set the ball rolling against Stevenage yesterday.

Flying winger Turgott bagged the opener after just 10 minutes in a 4-0 victory, in what was his full home debut since his loan switch from West Ham.

It was only the 19-year-old’s third outing for the U’s, following on from his full debut in last weekend’s 2-0 win at Oldham, and a brief outing as a substitute in the 4-0 home defeat to Notts County.

“It’s a great win for us. We got off to a good start and carried it through to the end,” said Turgott after yesterday’s cracking victory.

“We carried on from Oldham (2-0 away win), kept the same work ethic and the same quality.


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“It was good to get the goal, and it was good to start in front of the home fans.

“The boys got me through it well and I’m pleased with my performance.”

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Turgott, who has been on West Ham’s books since the age of eight, had a loan spell at Bradford last season, but did not score in 11 league and cup appearances.

Manager Joe Dunne said of goalscorer Turgott: “Blair is still not fully fit, but it’s good for him to break the ice in the Football League. I’m pleased for him.”

The U’s are back in home action this Saturday, against struggling Crewe Alexandra.

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