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Double delight for Jack

11 March 2019

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Jack O'Connell had double reason to celebrate following Saturday's win over Rotherham at Bramall Lane.

The 24-year-old netted his second goal of the season after just five minutes, before contributing to a fifth consecutive clean sheet and a sixth in succession at home in the league.

He remarked: "I don't score too many these days, so when they come round I'm delighted, but it was more important we got the three points and the clean sheet as well.

"Alan Knill does all the set-pieces, we worked on it on Friday and we got our rewards within five minutes at the weekend.

"From that one, I was the focus, the ball was perfectly into my stride and I managed to strike it well. We nearly scored from a different routine in the second-half too.

"A lot of thought goes into our set-pieces, so it's really nice for everyone when something pays off with a goal."

O'Connell added: "It was a good professional performance. We knew they'd make it hard, they are a physical team, who like to get the ball forward and into the box, but we dealt with it really well and Hendo didn't have a save to make.

"The focus now switches to Brentford, where we are looking for another three points and clean sheet.

"The Gaffer drills into us about defensive shape and defending from the front. Everyone is expected to put a shift in and we're getting our rewards now."

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