POST MATCH: Jay Harris: “It was not pretty but who cares?”

Midfielder Jay Harris was ushered into a surprise early appearance against Dagenham and Redbridge following an injury to Mitch Duggan but with no defenders on the bench, the 30-year-old starred in a Man of the Match performance in the 2-0 victory.

Speaking post-match he said on his performance that it was a position that he could “fill in” when required but not one he is looking to make his own.

I have played there once or twice earlier in my career but as I say as a centre mid and right footed I think I can fill in there but I don’t think I can play there all the time but I can fill in there now and again.”

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Harris celebrates with Ollie Norburn and teammates 

The circumstances were a bitter-sweet moment for Harris as despite being on the pitch he replaced Mitch Duggan with Micky Mellon told it was a hamstring issue for the 20-year-old and Jeff Hughes who also left the field in the first-half.

It is always sad to see someone come off with an injury and then I have had to fill in at right-back and obviously I have done a good job, but I love football and I will fill in anywhere if I have to.

I will play anywhere, put me in-goal, put me up front I will do it, I might not do it very well but I will do it, I will give it a good go.”

With another three points in the bag Rovers move up to 13th in the league table just three points off the playoffs with the performance one that the midfielder describes as anything but “pretty“.

It was not pretty so to say, but you know what, who cares, because at the end of the day they only remember the result which is the two-nil and three points, so at the end of the day it was efficient and it was structured and we got the job done.

Following the victory, Harris was hopeful that his sides current run of form during which they remain unbeaten in their past four games will continue.

We said from day one, when results weren’t going our way, we always kept banging on ‘oh it will click, it will click’ I don’t want to say that it is turning again but you can see that we are slowly creeping up and our performances are getting better so hopefully we can continue that.”

I am not worried about other teams, as long as we keep doing what we need to do that is all that matters.

 

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