Dewsbury-Hall wants to be a regular on the scoresheet for Town after notching Robins winner

Midfielder hopes opening goal will be first of many

By Mike Simmonds
Thursday, 31st December 2020, 3:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st December 2020, 3:54 pm
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall celebrates Luton's 2-1 win over Bristol City
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall celebrates Luton's 2-1 win over Bristol City

Town match-winner Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall wants to be a regular on the scoresheet for the Hatters after bagging a first goal for the club during Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Bristol City.

With 20 minutes to go, the on-loan Leicester City midfielder picked up a loose clearance from ex-Hatter Tyreeq Bakinson, before setting himself and picking out the bottom corner from around 20 yards.

Dewsbury-Hall had notched four goals in 10 League One appearances for Blackpool last term, but this was his first for the Hatters on his 15th outing, and a maiden Championship strike, as he said: "It’s about time, it’s been coming.

"I’m happy to get my first goal and contribute to the team, I'm happy that Glen (Rea) got on the end of my corner to get the assist, so I just want to keep contributing now and hopefully get a couple more now and I’ll be happy.

“I’ve lined up a couple of times and I believe in my ability from that kind of range.

"I’ve got a good shot and I believe that if I catch it right it’s going in.

"It’s nice that one came off and hopefully if I get another couple of opportunities in the games then a couple more might go in.

“Some of the lads are saying the keeper could have saved it, but no, I’d like to think that was goalbound as soon as it left my boot.”

Since arriving at Kenilworth Road, the midfielder has set up a number of goals, including another in midweek when his corner was magnificently volleyed home by Rea,

However, he wants to keep featuring on the scoresheet himself, continuing: “Yes, definitely, I like to consider myself an all-round midfielder.

"I'd like to be able to score goals and get assists, so it’s nice to be able to get the first one and then hopefully I can keep building.

"I know I’ve got the ability to score goals and that will give me a bit more confidence now into the upcoming games.”

The victory saw Dewbsury-Hall win yet another man of the match award from supporters watching online, following on from claiming the club's Diamond Player of the Month for November by a landslide, with almost 80 per cent of the vote.

He said: “It’s been great, the support from the fans.

"I just go into every game trying to do as well as I can for the team and it’s really nice that the fans see that.

"It’s nice to get some recognition as well on a personal level, but for the team, it’s nice to get the three points, so that’s the most important thing.”

Dewsbury-Hall was also pleased his goal came just eight minutes after the Robins had levelled, as Town didn't allow the equaliser to knock their confidence.

He added: "It was very pleasing, a lot of teams might just sit back and play out for the 1-1 draw, but we didn’t let that affect us.

"We kept pushing and I think we could have got more.

"The keeper made a good save from Collo (James Collins) which could have been another, and we just want to keep attacking teams and score goals.

"If we take that into our away form then we’ll be in a really good place.”