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Yann pleased to be back on the scoresheet

Striker hails 'big point' against Sunderland

16 April 2018

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After coming off the bench at the weekend, Yann Kermorgant made his impact with a vital equaliser 10 minutes from time against Sunderland.

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He used his trademark leap to direct a superb header into the bottom corner following Chris Gunter's cross, to put the Royals one step closer to Championship safety.

Injuries have limited the Frenchman's involvement with the Royals this season, but he hopes to contribute however he can during the run-in.

Speaking after the game, Kermorgant said: "It was a tough game to be fair, we knew Sunderland would give everything.

"I think we did better in the second half in terms of going forward and creating chances, thankfully we equalised at the end - it was a massive point.

"It was a game that could have been both ways, and at the end of it I think we have to think it's a good point.

"It was good to score that goal and be on top but we have to work hard and keep going until the end."

On a personal level, Kermorgant was happy to be back among the goals but he remains primarily focussed on the task of keeping the Royals in the league. 

He added: "It was a good time to score and I've worked hard to try and stay fit, but it's not easy after my injuries this season.

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"You have to work hard in training and when you come on the pitch you have to help the team to score goals and win games.

"We have to look at ourselves and the main thing for us is getting points. If we go to Sheffield Wednesday and get the three points we may not need to look at the other results.

"We know what we have to do. We'll prepare this week for another huge game, if we can go there and get the three points then it will be perfect."

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