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REACTION | "Fantastic feeling" says Timlin after goal and newly born baby

22 February 2017

Midfielder Michael Timlin delighted to get on the scoresheet after becoming a dad...

Michael Timlin spoke of his joy at becoming a father for the first time on Monday and then scoring in Blues' 4-1 win at Peterborough on Tuesday night.

Timlin made himself available despite the birth of his son 24 hours prior, before going on to bag the fourth at the ABAX Stadium.

And Timlin admitted his team mates were sure he would get his name on the scoresheet, but he wasn't so certain.

"All the boys said it was written in the stars," he said.

"But you know me, I’m delighted when I score but I probably tried to miss the goal and that’s why it went in!

"But it’s a fantastic feeling with the birth of my first child and then getting the win tonight and scoring."

Timlin wasn't the only squad member celebrating a new member in the family, as Anton Ferdinand, who missed the game with an injury, also welcomed a newborn into the world.

Coincidentally, the births were separated by half an hour or so, and Timlin made mention of Ferdinand's great news, adding there was no hesitation from him to be involved. 

"Anton and Lucy had a little baby girl, funnily enough they both ended up being born near enough at the same time. About half an hour in between.

"My Mrs had a few tweaks on Friday night so I was worried about the game on Saturday.

"I was then hoping it was going to happen on Sunday but when it didn’t I was starting to think about Tuesday night. I didn’t want it to go too close to the game because we’re on such a good run and everyone’s playing well.

"I wouldn’t have been happy if I missed the game but you obviously want to be there for the birth of your child, especially with it being the first one.

"My Mrs knew the situation that if we had it in time I definitely wanted to be involved.

"The gaffer only had to ask me once if I wanted to and straight away I said yes."

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