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Rowe Happy To Get Off The Mark

26 January 2020

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Speaking after a historic moment in his career, his long awaited first goal in the EFL, it came at a time when a moment of individual brilliance showed the threat he carries in attack.

Opening his account in the process in a Latics shirt as well, it was a finish that he was confident would come off, even if it was on his weaker foot.

"It's obviously good to get off the mark for me. Zak [Dearnley] put me through, they were claiming for offside but I thought I never was, I wanted it on my right foot really but when it went back on my left it bounced well and struck it.

"As soon as I struck it I knew I'd scored and it's good to get the point from it as well."

He added: "In the first-half we weren't great up, until the goal really and it just kind of changed us and changed the game.

"It give us a bit of confidence and we were winning everything after that and it was us trying to push to try and win it.

"It's my first goal and hopefully the first of many."

In a game of very few chances it showed the character of the man that when a chance presented itself he took it, much to the delight of the travelling faithful.

"I got frustrated at times as well. With balls coming down your throat a lot and playing against two big lads that kept heading it, it was tough but you always think in games you're going to get a chance.

"The longer it went on it was getting frustrating, we weren't playing well but when I got put in I was confident I was going to score.

"My best years were at Fylde obviously as a player and in that time I was allowed a lot to drift around and had a good year with Jonny Smith at Fylde too.

"I know what he's like and I'm going to hook it round corners and I'll know he'll be in. As a player I do drop and sometimes go in behind and roam around in a certain way to get that shot on goal."

A cool, calm and collected individual, for everyone connected with the club it was a pleasing moment to see Rowe get his first goal in only his second game and admitted the connection he has already with the supporters gives him confidence in his first couple of weeks at the club which have gone well both on and off the pitch.

"I'm quite a quiet lad to be fair. It's good to see them all chanting your name and it does give you confidence. 

"Overall for me it's good to get off the mark, that gives me confidence as well and the fans will be happy I've scored, so going forward it's good.

"It's good for me to score for confidence wise because there was a lot of talk from people when I came here that they were expecting this and that.

"The longer it went without me scoring or without me doing well it wasn't going to be ideal so I'm happy I've been able to score early."

"It's been great. I've got to know everyone, I now travel in with two of the lads so I've settled in well and it's been good overall." He commented.


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