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Hurst: Great to be leading the charts

1 December 2013

Kevan Hurst pleased to be the club's top scorer so far this season and admits Cheltenham deserved a point on Saturday

Kevan Hurst hopes he can continue his good goalscoring form for the rest of the season after scoring his sixth of the campaign in the 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town.

Hurst is now Blues’ top scorer following his first half strike and says he hopes he can continue to chip in with goals from his advanced right-wing role.

The midfielder also says he opted not to celebrate following last weekend’s booking in the 2-1 win against York that he picked up for celebrating with the crowd. 

He said: “I said to my partner on Saturday morning that I wouldn’t celebrate the goal after what happened last weekend.

“I was delighted to grab another goal and make it six for the season – Freddy Eastwood came into the changing room after and said that won’t last long.

“It obviously means I’m top scorer at the moment but I know Freddy when back fit and Barry Corr will get quite a few goals each this season.

“Hopefully I can keep chipping in with goals to help the side to wins, it was a shame we couldn’t hang on today.”

Hurst believes Blues’ lofty position in the League 2 table means teams will head to Roots Hall to make it difficult.

And he felt Cheltenham Town did just that – and admitted they probably deserved a point on Saturday.

Hurst added: “We are going to have to accept that teams will come to Roots Hall and try to break up our play.

“I thought Cheltenham did that well today and unfortunately we couldn’t get our game going at all.

“We almost held on but that late penalty was tough to take. We’re still full of confidence though and we’ve enjoyed a good month.

“Their midfield worked extremely hard today to stop us playing and had a few chances during the game.

“While it’s difficult to accept the really late equaliser, it won’t dent our confidence too much and we’ll go again at Chesterfield in the FA Cup.”

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