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29 August 2012

Full back glad to be off the mark

Chris Gunter was glad to play a part in a Royals win on Tuesday evening, though warned supporters not to expect a deluge of goals from him this season!

The Welsh international saw a left footed cross sail past Posh stopper Robert Olejnik to level proceedings in the first half – and hopes the victory went a small way to cheering up those fans who made a fruitless journey to the North East at the weekend.

“It’s nice to win at home for the fans, it was a massive shame for the supporters who travelled up to Sunderland and we felt for them,” said Chris.

“I’ve got to say I meant it! It’s what the manager likes us to do, get out wide and get balls into the box. I’m really pleased to get my first goal – I normally have to wait quite a long time to do that! It’s always good if you can spread goals around the team, though I don’t think it’s going to be a regular thing from me!”

From a defensive point of view, the full back admitted that Brian McDermott’s side weren’t overly happy with their display – but nevertheless are glad to be in the hat for Round Three.

“It was frustrating in a way because that’s not like us, that’s not what we try and do. Peterborough have a lot of players who roam the pitch and it’s tough to pick them up, but we need to do better. Sometimes you do get games where it’s a bit mad – it’s not a perfect night but the main thing is to get through.”

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