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Watson reacts to his run of games

26 January 2018

Goalkeeper Rory Watson feels he’s getting better game by game, and is looking forward to the prospect of his fourth straight start at Southend United on Saturday.

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The 21-year-old ex-Hull City shotstopper is currently in the team following injury to regular No 1 Matt Gilks, and he told iFollow Iron about how that’s gone.

ON THE DRAW WITH DONCASTER ON TUESDAY NIGHT…
RW:
I don’t think the lads deserved it (to concede a last-gasp equaliser). I thought we played really well in the first-half and battered them for long spells in the game. We just couldn’t get that second goal and really push on from there. As the game went on, we sat back in the last 10 minutes and they got the equaliser in the end. We didn’t feel it was deserved, but that’s football – if you don’t tuck your chances away and score, there’s always a chance the opposition could come back into it.

ON COMING SO CLOSE TO HIS FIRST CLEAN SHEET…
RW:
I was about a minute away, not that I was counting it! It’s disappointing but we go again on Saturday and need to make sure we put in a high level of performance for the full game.

"I was about a minute away, not that I was counting it! It’s disappointing but we go again on Saturday and need to make sure we put in a high level of performance for the full game."

Rory Watson, goalkeeper

ON REACTING WELL TO THE GILLINGHAM LOSS AT THE WEEKEND…
RW:
We definitely responded. We scored very early, though we had a helping hand. I thought the lads were bang on it, pressing from the front. The gaffer told us to do that, press forward and it’ll all take care of itself. I thought we created a lot of chances and should have been maybe 3-0/4-0 up in the first-half. If you don’t take them though, that’s what happens.



ON THE PROSPECT OF SOUTHEND AWAY…
RW:
It will be a difficult game. I’ve not played at Southend but I know it’s always a difficult place to go to. With a new manager, their lads will be looking to impress. We need to bounce back, get a result and have a good performance. We need to win really. A lot of players will be looking to keep their place in the team and will be seeking to impress because competition is strong.

ON HIS RUN OF GAMES…
RW:
It’s been brilliant. I wasn’t really expecting to play a lot this year but any game I can play is valuable experience for me. I feel I’m getting better and better every game, and long may it continue.

ON MAKING HIS LEAGUE DEBUT AWAY AT PORTSMOUTH…
RW:
It was brilliant, and pretty special because my brother lives in Portsmouth as well. He was coming to the game anyway, but I told him I was playing and my parents got down for it as well. I just wanted to do well for the lads and get a result for them.

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