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Barrow on first goal: "It feels unbelievable"

Mo is glad to get our first league win under our belts

16 August 2017

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Mo Barrow revealed his delight in opening his goalscoring account as a Royal in our 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Adrian Popa's shot was deflected in by Glenn Whelan to give the Royals the lead early on in the second half, before Barrow struck a few minutes later to double the advantage from close range.

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Conor Hourihane blasted in for Villa to make for a nervous end to the game, but Royals saw off the late pressure to claim all three points on the night.

Speaking after the final whistle on Tuesday night, Barrow said: "It feels unbelievable. First of all I'm very happy for the team, because it was an outstanding performance by the team and the whole group today.

"I feel like we're improving every game, from the last game against Fulham and especially the cup game where we won 2-0. We're getting better each game.

"It was great, the fans were amazing! They supported us throughout the game, the whole squad was outstanding today. 

"The way we played, everybody who came on helped. We are just happy to get the first win."

With Garath McCleary and Roy Beerens coming off the bench on Tuesday night, the attacking options for the Royals are beginning to expand as we welcome players back from injury.

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Barrow was keen to stress that with a punishing league and cup schedule, everyone in the Royals squad will have their part to play as the season progresses.

"Right now I feel like we're a team. We'll need everybody in the squad, everybody has to be fit because we play on Saturday and Tuesday so we'll need everyone.

"It's going to be an exciting season for us all, I think we're all going to get chances to play.

"I think it's important for the group to get the first win, to get confidence from there. When the season starts, the first win is the most important one. We got that today, so hopefully we can carry on and get more."

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