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Garner: “It’s About The Three Points”

8 March 2014

Joe Garner was happy to score yet another brace to secure a 3-1 win away at Oldham, but refused to take all the plaudits as he praised his team-mates' performances.

The PNE No.14 scored two second half goals, either side of a penalty miss, and although disappointed his penalty was saved, he insisted the most important thing is the goals and the three points. 

"I'm obviously disappointed, but it's not about that, it's about the three points really and we move on to Tuesday when we have got a big game against Stevenage,” he told PNE.Com.

"I'm happy to get the goals, but more importantly the three points."

Garner's first goal came from some great play from Chris Humphrey and the 25-year-old was quick to praise his team-=mate for his performance at Boundary Park.

"For my first goal, Humphrey, who has been outstanding today, has gone down the right and I caught eyes with him and he slid it across and it was just a tap in really.

"I think Chris has been our man of the match for the last two or three games that he has played if I am honest; he works really hard, is quick, strong and he looks like he is playing with confidence - at the minute he's unstoppable."

Garner has become the first player in eight years to get 20 goals in one season, and the striker admits it is a positive return.

"It's a great achievement for me personally, and I am just happy to keep scoring and helping the team to get the points, as that's the most important thing.

"I will keep trying to tick along and chipping in when I can and I have players behind me slipping me in. With the quality we have, with Gally and Chrissy and players we have in behind, I fancy myself to score in most games really."

The win keeps the pressure on the teams at the top, and this season's top goalscorer believes, if taken game-by-game, anything is possible. 

"The lads are happy and obviously we have come away with three points and we are all pleased with the result,” he continued.

"We know we are a little bit behind the top three, but if we keep winning and keep putting the pressure on, hopefully they will slip up and will can see where we end up come the end of the season."

The team were backed once again by a huge following and Garner paid tribute to their continued support.  

"I think our away support is up there with the best in the country.

“As long as they go home happy, it means we played well and usually got the three points, so I hope they have a nice weekend!” He added.

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