Town skipper Jonathan Hogg on beating his hometown club
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Town’s 3-2 Sky Bet Championship win over Middlesbrough was particularly special for midfielder Jonathan Hogg.
The 31-year-old led the team to victory against his hometown club, where he played in the Academy before moving and turning professional with Aston Villa.
“Brilliant; it had a bit of everything,” Hoggy told HTTV post-match.
“The Head Coach said before the game that we can’t just attack – we’ll have to defend really well. I thought we defended well, attacked well and it was a solid performance.
“That’s a top performance and a great night. We needed it. Results lately haven’t been what our performances justified but tonight we worked hard, battled and played some great stuff, scoring three goals again.”
On a personal note, Jonathan was delighted that the victory will give him bragging rights when he speaks to his friends in the North East!
He continued: “This is special. I’ve captained the team of a Club where I’ve been for so long and love against my hometown team. That’s something special for me and I won’t forget it any time soon.”
Jonathan reserved his final words for top scorer Josh Koroma, who notched a superb fourth goal of the season to secure the three points in the final 10 minutes.
“He’s been fantastic, Josh. He was out in the cold a bit last year but has come back flying this season. He’s lost a lot of body weight and his fitness has been fantastic. He’s worked hard and credit to him. If he keeps scoring goals, he’ll stay in this team.”
Watch Hoggy's interview below on HTTV!