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Aaron Jarvis reacts to Forest Green clash

12 October 2020

Striker Aaron Jarvis gave his post-match views to iFollow Iron after a home defeat to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, although the 22-year-old did score in his first league start.

Jarvis got in an early goal for the Iron to put the side aead, but Jamille Matt later got a hat-trick before Matthew Stevens added a late fourth for the visitors. He said: "I’m delighted to get my first league start and goal, but the result is the most important thing.

"I think we started the game well, the first 20 minutes we were pressing well and that’s how we got the goal from winning the ball back. We should have stuck by that and kept pressing.

"The first ten minutes when we were sticking to our game plan pressing high and we got a lot of joy from that. We were breaking them down and winning the ball back in midfield and creating chances going forward.

"That’s when we really need to punish the team and get in that second and third goal, and then we can set off."

Speaking about his first EFL start, he continued: "I’ve had to be very patient. Since I’ve come in, I have been working very hard and obviously I’m delighted the gaffer has given me this opportunity.

"I’m happy I can repay him with a goal, but obviously the result is the most important thing, and we've not got that."

Speaking about the mood in the dressing room after the match, Jarvis stated, “Everyone had a lot to say which is good. We’re trying to give constructive criticism and learn from our mistakes as a group which is good.

“We need to be positive as we are a young group and we take on the advice given and take it into training and match days.”

Mentioning the season so far, he said that not enough chances are being created: “It is a key factor that we are not having enough shots and not creating enough opportunities.

“Obviously set plays are massive as well as in this league, and we really need to knuckle down and really switch on quickly. They can win your game or lose your game and that’s something we really need to work on.

“Going forward, we are not creating enough chances which is a shame, but I’m sure we’ll get back to it this week in training and be working on that.”

Next week is another home game against Cambridge United, Jarvis said: “It’s another game to build on. We’re going to have a hard week of training, focusing on our weaknesses and trying to improve them.”

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