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Leahy pleased to add another assist

22 January 2018

Although disappointed with the result at Charlton, Luke Leahy was pleased to add another assist to his already impressive tally.

With 41 minutes played, the left-back delivered a pinpoint cross for Erhun Oztumer to glance a fine header in off the post.

There is some confusion over the exact number of assists Leahy has provided this term – the figure being either nine or ten.

The debatable assist came against Peterborough in September, when Leahy’s strike was parried by Posh keeper Jonathan Bond and Oztumer rifled in the rebound.

But the ex-Falkirk man is adamant he is now on double figures.

“I’ve seen a few things on Twitter but it is ten assists for me now, which is brilliant for myself,” said Leahy.

“I like to get forward as often as I can and to chip in with ten assists and three goals already this season, I’m delighted with that.

“I’ve only been a left-back for four years but I’ve always been able to get forward.

“It’s the defensive side that I need to work on, but if I can keep chipping in with goals and assists, it can only help the team.

“I would rather have won the game but we’ve got a little break now and we need to pick ourselves up for an even bigger game away to Blackburn.”

Oztumer’s header ultimately proved a consolation in a 3-1 defeat, but Leahy was encouraged by his side’s performance.

“We played really well,” he added.

“The first 10-15 minutes they took control of the game but when they scored, that’s when we started to play.

“We passed the ball when we needed to, went long when we needed to.

“We picked up on most second balls and created so many chances. We couldn’t take them, they took theirs and unfortunately we’ve walked away with no points.

“There’s no reason for our heads to be down. We’ll play worse than that and get three points.”


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