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26 January 2013

John's good feeling

Lions striker John Marquis revealed his delight after his winning goal saw Kenny Jackett's men into the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.
John struck with a header in the 89th minute to condemn Villa to a second Cup exit in the space of a week, but more importantly for the forward was the fact he capped his first start of the season with an important strike.
"I'm very happy - it's been a long time since my first start," he enthused. "To play today, score the winning goal, and get us through to the next round of the FA Cup is a really good feeling."
John took the time to praise The Den faithful, who made fantastic noise throughout. "We knew we would get a good crowd and they definitely played a part. In the second-half Villa had spells where they had the ball but we kept running and got the goal which I think we deserved."
It was the 20-year-old's first Lions goal since August 2011, but John won't be getting ahead of himself as he looks to secure a regular first-team spot.
"I'm not going to rest on my laurels. I want to keep scoring goals and drive the team forward."



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