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COOK SERVES UP A GOAL

9 February 2015

Wide-man on opener at Doncaster...

JORDAN Cook was delighted to get on the scoresheet as The Saddlers inflicted defeat upon Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The 24 year-old got us off to a fine start at the Keepmoat Stadium when he opened the scoring in the third minute.

Cook exploited the space at the front post before connecting with Anthony Forde's corner-kick and steer the ball past Rovers goalkeeper, Stephen Bywater.

"I'm happy to have got a goal and I thought we were excellent," he told saddlers.co.uk. "We always aim to hit the front post with our corners, so it was nice to connect and get the goal.

"I'm always looking to get a flick on and disrupt the opposition defence and that was the case today.

"I sensed we were going to capitalise on one of our set-pieces eventually because I've been connecting well at the front post in the past few games.

"Luckily for us on this occasion I beat my man and it went in."

Victory in South Yorkshire meant Walsall completed the double over Paul Dikov's side following a convincing 3-0 triumph earlier in the campaign.

The win also sees The Saddlers' unbeaten away form stretch to eight League games - a run that goes back to October and Cook admits results at the Banks's Stadium need to coincide with results produced on our travels.

"Our away form has been brilliant, without a question of doubt," he added. "We've been speaking about how our away form is a lot better than our home form, but that's not down to our performances, it's more to do with the results we've not been picking up.

"That's the way it is at the moment, it seems to be a habit coming away from home - especially against good teams - and doing the job a lot better.

"We need to start gaining results at home and we are certainly confident of doing that, especially if we keep up our good form."

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