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Rothwell: A strike to savour

A frustrating campaign ended on a high for the playmaker, whose scorcher at Nottingham Forest earned him the Goal of the Season

2 May 2019

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It may have been a little late to the party, but Joe Rothwell's pearler against Nottingham Forest was just too good to be ignored.

Having already found the net against Forest's arch rivals Derby County earlier in the week, Rothwell stepped up to continue his scoring streak; bending a corker into the top corner at the City Ground that gave home goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon no chance.

It arrived in mid-April, and when picking up his Goal of the Season award from Sue Russell from Hills Dickinson, the 24-year-old didn't believe he had a chance of earning the prize.

"It was entered into the competition so late I didn't think I'd win it! I thought Reedy's strike at West Brom would win it," he said honestly.

"It's always nice. As soon as it left my foot I knew it was going in. It was such a sweet strike, as soon as I hit it I was already off celebrating. 

"It's been great recently after what was a bit of a frustrating start to the campaign for me.

"To play my part and help the team, perform well and add a few goals, the last couple of months have been good"

"Hopefully I can score a few more goals for us next season."

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