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Pearson: “I’d like to think it was Scholes-esque but I don’t want to make comparisons"

29 September 2015

Ben Pearson opened the scoring against Gillingham with some fans comparing his strike to one typically produced by Paul Scholes, however the midfielder is not drawing comparisons between himself and the former midfielder.

“I’d like to think it was Scholes-esque but I don’t want to make comparisons," smiled Pearson. "I’ve hit it nicely and it’s come off.

“I think when I have time I’m probably worse for shooting, I’m probably better at instinct strikes, which it was. I practice it a lot those types of shots so I was glad it came off.” he added.

Despite his strike, the midfielder has kept his focus on his first job of constructing attacks and regaining possession, adding: “Goals aren’t my main priority,”

“I’m more of a breaking down and starter of the play but if I can chip in with a few goals it won’t do any harm at all.

“But, I defended a lot better today than I have done in the past, I got forward a bit as well so it’s all positives from the game with a good team performance to take forward into next week.”

There is a feeling the Reds can achieve promotion this season but getting a good run of results remains the main focus for the midfielder.

Pearson said: “I think we’re on the up. We have been a bit inconsistent this season but momentum is key in this league and two wins and a draw is momentum.
“We have to take that into Saturday’s game a get three points.”

Turning his attention to Doncaster - without a manager since Paul Dickov’s departure - the on-loan midfielder knows that this Saturday's trip to Doncaster is a must-win for the Reds.

He said: “A derby game is more important than a normal game so all the lads know what’s required and we’ll work hard on the training ground this week.

“It can go both ways, they can either be really up for it or crumble so we have to presume they’re going to be up for it.”

The midfielder was please with the side’s overall performance, assessing: “We knew their strengths and weaknesses from training so we knew we were going to be under pressure throughout the game.

“I think they started well and then the goal took the pressure off, but it was a good team performance in the end and obviously good to get the three points.”

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