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Holland At The Double

Nathan Holland reflects on United's five star performance against Accrington

29 September 2021

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Two goals from Nathan Holland paved the way for Oxford United to record an excellent 5-1 win at home to Accrington Stanley last night.

The on-loan West Ham winger scored two goals half way through the first half to set the U’s on their way and afterwards he told iFollow that he felt the U’s had been playing well without getting their reward over the last couple of games:

“It was a really strong performance but I think the lads have been playing really well recently, we just struggled to get the goals we deserved” he said. “Today went really well for us and to score five goals means a really good performance from everyone out there.”

Nathan’s two goals, which take him to three for the season, were a contrast: the first a mazy run, the second a calm finish after a good team move. Which did he enjoy most?

“I thought my second goal was the better one from a team point of view” he said with a smile. ”The movement, from me, Sedds, Cameron and Matty was a good little piece of football so to finish that off was good.”

The goals were the perfect response after Nathan missed out on selection for Saturday’s home draw with Gillingham.

“I wanted to show a response” he admitted. “The Gaffer has always been very good with me and I respect his decision on Saturday. I just had to take it on the chin, look at it and reflect on why he made that decision. Then it was important to get out there tonight and make the most of the opportunity, but the most important thing wasn’t me, it was that the team got the win.

“Now we have to build on it and build some momentum. It’s another big game at the weekend at Sheffield Wednesday so we will go home, refuel and we will get ready for Saturday.”

See extended highlights plus the thoughts of Karl Robinson, all in iFollow.

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