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REACTION: Alex Gorrin on Pompey Penalty

Midfielder on the spot as United draw at Fratton Park

25 November 2020

A little white lie may have led to Alex Gorrin scoring United's equaliser at Portsmouth last night.

“One of the boys asked who was taking the penalty and asked me ‘did the Gaffer say you?” so I said ‘yeah yeah, just give me the ball!”. I was confident and it was great to see it go in.” the Spanish midfielder told iFollow after his late penalty equaliser.

“I take penalties in training” he said “we do that quite a lot but it’s very different in games. James Henry usually takes them but he wasn’t on the pitch, Fordey wasn’t there, Matty Taylor wasn’t on yet so I just thought ’step up’ and put my hand up to take it. I put it away, so all good.”

The 1-1 draw gave United four points from two tricky away games at Wigan and Portsmouth and Alex believes the team are just starting to get that all-important consistency after the first dozen games of the season

“We had a good result against Wigan but we knew we needed another one to back that up. Portsmouth have been in great form and we knew it was going to be difficult but we stood up to that and a draw is another positive result.” he said.

All eyes now turn to a home derby against Swindon Town on Saturday as the U’s return to the Kassam Stadium to take on their local rivals.

“Now we go into the Swindon game and we know what that means to the fans. We get it and we will be doing our best for the fans

“But we feel as though we are finding our rhythm and everyone is stepping up to the plate. We had a couple of tough weeks but everyone really cares about the club and we stuck together and we are coming out if that now and the results are starting to follow.

“We can't get carried away. It’s only four points and two games but we are definitely going in the right direction and just need to keep doing what we are doing.”

See the full interview and Highlights in iFollow where Match Passes are available right now to see the U’s take on Swindon on Saturday

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