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9 April 2013

Ben Williamson still buzzing after his two goals on Friday

Ben Williamson came off the bench two grab two goals for himself against Burton Albion on Friday night and the striker is still buzzing.

He knows that his brace doesn’t necessarily mean he will start against Aldershot this evening, but he is prepared to play his part when called upon.

He said: “It was a fantastic result for us and the all-round atmosphere was great and it was just nice to be a part of it and get the three points.

“It was nice to come off the bench and get the two goals. There are obviously going to be opportunities for me and I need to try and grab them whenever they do come.

“It has been a roller coaster journey over the last couple of years. We were very down last season but with the new owners coming in, everything seems to have been lifted up at the moment and we need to carry that on.

“I have been in and out of the team and so any chance I get to play, whether that is to start or coming on off the bench, I will give everything I can.

“Obviously it is much better when you are in the team so whenever I get the chance I just try to take it.”

Ben’s opportunities haven’t come all that often, but he has nine goals to his name this season so is obviously pleased with his contribution, but he is thrilled at fellow striker Tom Pope’s explosive season.

“Tom Pope didn’t score all that many goals last season and everybody was questioning where the goals were going to come from once we lost Marc Richards.

“But Tom has stepped up and been the main man and it has worked out well for him. He has got thirty two goals so far and he is absolutely flying, but he is a nice guy to have around as well.

“The manager has a few options when he chooses a combination to play up font, with myself, Louis Dodds, Lee Hughes and Calvin Andrew and I think it has worked out well and when we have needed results the gaffer has chosen the right team.

“We have pulled out results and the combinations up front have worked and hopefully that will carry on.

“We are coming to the end of the season now and teams need points. Aldershot are at the bottom of the table and they will be coming here needing at least a point.

“They may well park the bus, but hopefully we can break them down and get three points, look at the other results and see what happens from there.”

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