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Joe: I'm hungry for more

After a "dream" league debut on Tuesday, Nuttall is already targeting more goals

2 November 2017

Joe Nuttall has described scoring on his league debut for Rovers as the best moment of his career so far.

The youngster came off the bench to find the net in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Fleetwood at Ewood Park, earning praise from Tony Mowbray and the fans.

In an interview with iFollow Rovers, Nuttall was left almost speechless by the occasion, but says he's already hungry for more.

"It's what dreams are made of," he said. "It was just about being in the right place at the right time and luckily I was there to tap it home.

"It's a great feeling, and hopefully it's the first of many.

"I saw the ball go over my head, re-adjusted my position and thankfully it just dropped right at my feet.

"I think Derrick [Williams] headed it back across goal, I could see the keeper coming for it and knew it was going to be a mix-up. 

"I knew he wasn't going to get it and I was there to tap it home. I haven't got words to describe how I felt at that moment.

"It's the best moment of my career so far, it's my first league goal at first-team level and hopefully the first of many.

"I thought my senior debut [against Stoke] couldn't have been topped, but it doesn't even compare to this, really. This is much better.

"It's given me a massive lift to push on and hopefully get in the team more regularly."

Nuttall, who has also scored 10 league goals for Rovers' Under-23s this season, says he heard his name being sung by supporters and it's given him a boost.

"Playing in front of a big crowd is what you dream of when you're younger, you play football to hear them sing your name - it's a dream come true," he added.

"It's nice to know that the hard work I've been putting in has been noticed by the fans and the manager, it helps me to push on and hopefully get more goals.

"I hope I've done enough. If I'm not selected next time, I can't get my head down, I just have to keep going until the manager has no choice.

"I know I'm good enough to play in this league and, if I keep scoring, the chances will come."


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