Scannell delighted with Wolves win
Sean Scannell was delighted with the comeback at Wolves – and highlighted two-goal hero Jermaine Beckford’s contribution.
‘Scanz’ led the fight-back after Stephen Ward’s early opener for the hosts with a superb first-half equaliser and praised the spirit the side showed despite the early setback.
“I think we started quite sloppily,” the winger admitted. “Everyone was down after their goal, but because it happened so early in the game we knew we had a lot of time left and we had to keep on going.
“As the game went on we didn’t let our heads go down and we kept on pushing. After our first goal, I think we were the better side for the rest of the game. There was no chance of us taking the draw – after the equaliser we kept on pushing because we knew we wanted the victory.”
Scannell beat several Wolves defenders before powering the ball home for his 27th minute equaliser and drew comparisons with his equally impressive goal at Leicester City in the FA Cup earlier this year.
“When I got the ball, I thought to myself that I should go on a run – and then I just kept running! It was the same thing that happened when I scored at Leicester. It’s not like I could see the corner of the goal – I just decided to smash it! I knew if I could get it on target it might go in and I was so happy to score the goal.”
Beckford’s 65th introduction was a turning point in the game for the Terriers, with the striker going on to net an impressive brace.
“When Beckford came on it stretched the game a bit more. For the second I was on the run again and when I saw his run it was easy to put him through. We know he will always score goals and he is a great pair of fresh legs to bring on from the bench; he’s so fast and he’s going to get opportunities. Hopefully he can get a few more between now and the end of the season.
“I’m sure it’s been a frustrating season for him due to injuries, but ‘Becks’ is a happy guy and a quality player. He’s played in the Premier League.”
Despite the high at Molineux today, Scannell is keeping his feet on the floor and wants to carry the momentum into the game at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.
“Everyone’s very excited and happy that we got the win, but we know we have to push on from this now. It feels like we’ve been waiting a long time for this and now it’s come, but we know we have another four games left in the season and hopefully we can get the goals we need.
“We probably need another two wins because it’s really close at the bottom now. I’d rather sort it early and be comfortable than leave it until the final game against Barnsley. I had a game at the end of the season to keep Crystal Palace up and one of those is enough for me!”
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