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Joe targets prolific end to season after coveted honour

Wimbledon's top scorer interviewed ahead of Shrewsbury

1 March 2019

Joe Pigott’s stunning hat-trick in Wimbledon’s last away game grabbed the headlines and he’s aiming to finish the season with a flourish after putting injury problems behind him.

A thigh injury sustained in December curtailed Pigott’s season, but the striker has still scored a highly creditable 11 goals in all competitions during 2018/19 – and he’s eager to push on now.

“The main thing above anything is to try and keep us in this league and generate as many wins as we can during the remaining 12 games,” Joe told our iFollow channel. “We just have to try and build some momentum.

“It’s been frustrating at times this season. To get injured is not good for anyone and it was quite a bad one. It’s still a bit niggly, but I’m coming towards the end of it now. I’m pleased with how things have gone in the past few weeks and hopefully I can kick on now for the rest of the season.

“Competition for places is what we need at this moment in time and hopefully Michael (Folivi) can continue to do well. Michael is a really good player and we’ve had quite a good partnership. Hopefully, we can still build on that and see how it goes. I think the more we’ve played with each other, the better we’ve got.

“Saturday really hurt with conceding in the manner that we did. At the time, it was really tough to take and I thought that we definitely deserved a point, especially from our first-half performance when we probably should have had another goal. It was really disappointing, but Charlton are a good team and we have to draw a line under that, and go forward into Saturday.”  

Joe Pigott made the FIFA19 team of the week for his hat-trick heroics against Rochdale last month and our striker is pictured above receiving his FIFA19 Ultimate Team Card! The selection for the week included our striker taking his place in the same squad as Lionel Messi! 

Recalling the events of that night, Joe revealed that he had to bargain with the Rochdale kit man to get the match ball!

“I kind of didn’t think about it straight away because I was so pleased that we won, but after the game I got hold of their kit man and managed to get the ball off him! He would only let me have one if we gave him one of ours so it was a bit of a swap deal to be honest! All the boys have signed it and left messages on it, which is really nice. It’s sitting at home in a nice proud position.

“It was a big moment for me and a big moment for the team, so I was obviously very pleased afterwards. To get the win in the manner that we did made it a huge three points.”  

The full iFollow interview with Joe is available to watch by clicking on the link above.


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