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17 April 2013

Strike Shaun reflects on 'extraordinary week'

Goal hero Shaun Batt spoke of his delight after bagging the late winner that clinched three crucial points for Millwall against promotion hopefuls Watford on Tuesday night.
For Shaun, whose last League goal for The Lions came three years and six days prior to Tuesday night's game in a 4-0 win over Gillingham, the timing really could not have been any better.
"It has been an extraordinary week," he told Lions Player. "It's been a positive one and one to look back on and be thankful for.
To get the call to come back from my loan at Leyton Orient, being involved against Sheffield Wednesday and then get on to play at Wembley on Saturday and then scoring the winner against Watford - it's been one hell of a week!"
For Shaun, his celebration after scoring the match-winning goal was one of sheer joy and relief having seen his career put on hold through injury.
"I think it's been three years or so since I was playing regular football," he explained. "Pretty much from when I first joined Millwall in fact.
My loan at Orient was exactly what I needed; I was playing in every game, my body got used to playing regularly and luckily I was scoring goals too.
However, my celebrations had been really angry ones I think because of the frustration I had about missing so much time through injury. On Tuesday night it was real joy.
While it was personally a great highlight to be involved at Wembley, it was more important for me to help the team get a big three points against Watford.
Now we have to back that up and get a result at Huddersfield on Saturday."
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