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Idris Kanu: "It's one of the best changing rooms I've been in"

30 September 2018

Idris Kanu is 'delighted' with first Port Vale goal that earned Neil Aspin's side a last gasp point against promotion-chasing Exeter City.

Vale's unbeaten run looked destined to come to an end heading into the final few minutes of last Saturday's game, however Kanu had other ideas stearing in a close range header to ensure Aspin's side remain unbeaten in four. 

The teenager was a 70th minute subsititute though wasted no time to make his mark on the game and eventually went on to change the game for the Valiants.

The goalscorer has praised the atmosphere around this current squad and how key that is to the team's form.

He said: "It's one of the best changing rooms I've been in. Everyone's friendly, everyone gets along.

"Everyone does stuff outside of football - it's just really good because everyone is together."

The young attacker signed for Vale on-loan from parent club, Peterborough United, at the beginning of the season and has been working exceptionally hard to earn his place within Aspin's side and he believes the impact he made against high-flyers Exeter could turn some heads.

The last-minute strike marks Kanu's first ever league goal having only ever scored for former club Aldershot Town in the National League and the forward has claimed it is a proud moment for himself.

"I'm buzzing - I've been waiting a long time to get a goal and it's my first league goal so it's a proud moment for me.

"Connell flicked it back post, then Smudge headed it against the cross-bar and then it just landed to me. I was already smiling before I headed it."


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