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Campbell looking to make an impact

Monday 12 March 2018
FGR Media

Saturday's goal scorer Tahvon Campbell

Forest Green Rovers striker Tahvon Campbell said there was an overriding feeling of disappointment in the dressing room following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Notts County.

Ultimately a below par first half performance cost the home side as they slipped to a first defeat in six outings in League Two.

However, Campbell felt they had the chances to rectify it in the second half but was left dejected that they couldn’t see out the game for at least a point against their high-flying visitors.

“We had a slow start to the game but in the second half we picked it up and were unlucky at the end that we couldn’t finish the game with at least a point,” he said.

“We started the game off slowly but in the second half we brought it to them and I feel like we should have at least finished the game with a point, minimum.

“We weren’t going direct in the first half, we were keeping the ball and playing it around our own half but weren’t creating any chances.

“In the second half we had lots of chances and were unfortunate that we didn’t score more.”

Campbell was introduced in the second half to add an extra attacking threat and provided just that when he struck with 20 minutes left on the clock from a tight angle to level the scores.

The West Brom loanee had the chance to give the hosts the lead moments later but saw his effort cannon off the bar and despite coming back off the Notts goalkeeper, it stuck in the mud and failed to cross the line, to the agony of Campbell.

“It’s always nice to come on the pitch and score and unlucky not to score with the second chance I had but that’s how it goes sometimes,” he added.

“Any goal I get I am happy with but as long as I play the games, I am always going to try and create something.

“The boys up top that have been playing have done really well so I am just going to be patient and wait for my time.

“When it comes, I’ve just got to keep getting my chances and keep trying to help the team push forward.

“Whatever team the manager puts out is the right one and hopefully, if I am in there, I can help the team take the three points.”

Campbell, who joined late in January, has been limited to time off the bench but says he has settled in well at The New Lawn and has seen enough in the last month to be confident that FGR can avoid the drop back to the National League.

“I think I have gelled in well and I’m just waiting to play and when I do play, impact it” he said.

“Where we are in the league and the team we have, I feel like we should be much higher.

“The team play very good football and I feel like we definitely have enough to stay in the league.”


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