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16 January 2017

Duane Holmes felt he and his United teammates were good value for their late victory over Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium.

A stunner from Josh Morris with seven minutes left on the clock gave Scunthorpe a 2-1 win over the Cobblers, in a match Holmes stated the visitors were made to work hard in.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Holmes said: “I think it was very important that we got back-to-back wins (in the league), and I think we deserved the three points.

“We knew it’d be a battle, because they’ve got the two big lads upfront and they look to hit them early.

“I thought we defended and coped with it well.

“We just focus on ourselves and look towards the next game now, and hopefully get three points there.”

The American believes the result was the perfect way to bounce back from last Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy exit at the hands of Oxford United.

Morris’ goal prompted mass celebrations amongst the away supporters behind the goal, and Holmes says it was fantastic to be able to share such a terrific moment with them.

“Tuesday was definitely a one off, and I’d like to apologise personally for my own performance, because it wasn’t good enough,” he insisted.

“Today the fans that travelled saw the real Scunthorpe, and I thought we did really well.

“We wanted to celebrate with our fans, especially after the performance we gave on Tuesday night. To get the victory in front of our fans was great.”

That late winner from Morris took him to 18 goals for the campaign in all competitions, with Holmes admitting that he’s ran out of superlatives to describe the winger’s achievements.

“There’s no point having a goal of the season competition, because it’s going to be ten of Josh’s,” Holmes declared.

“It’s another great goal again today, but I thought Kev’s (van Veen) was brilliant as well, with the movement and the great cross from Daws (Stephen Dawson).

“However, Josh’s goal in the 83rd minute was just great.

“He’s scored that many I’ve lost count (where to rank Morris’ goal), but I’d say it’s in the top five.”

See much more from Duane Holmes and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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