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Troy Parrott 'Buzzing' After Scoring First Goals Since October

Troy Parrott 'Buzzing' After Scoring First Goals Since October
By PJ Browne

Troy Parrott found the back of the net for the first time since October as MK Dons beat Cheltenham 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The Ireland international opening the scoring with a header in the 26th after Matthew Smith found him with a cross. It was his first goal since scoring against the Aston Villa U23s in the EFL Trophy 19 weeks ago.

"It's a feeling that never gets old, especially when I've gone so long without a goal," said Parrott.

"To see it going in... You could see by the celebration, I was buzzing."

Mohamed Eisa added a second for MK Dons two minutes after Parrott's opener. The score remained 2-0 until Parrott added his second - his fifth goal of the season in League One - in the 85th minute after being sent through on goal by Theodor Corbeanu. The 20-year-old found the bottom left corner of the net.

Troy Parrott brace for MK Dons vs Cheltenham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W7u6NxEna0

"I've been getting a lot of support from the fans, the gaffer and the boys," said Parrott.

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"Seeing how happy everyone was when I did get the goals was overwhelming really.

"For confidence, it's massive. The second one, I didn't even think about anything other than hitting it straight away."

MK Dons head coach Liam Manning said Parrott "thoroughly deserved" his goals.

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"He's worked so hard for the team recently," said Manning.

"It's great to see him get the goals tonight. The consistent message from me and the staff was to keep doing what you're doing. He wants to score goals, contribute to the team in that aspect.

"It's about so much more than that. If you look at our front players, they set the tone defensively for us. He's been outstanding at that.

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"The quality he's got, the way he works, the goals will come."

The win keeps MK Dons in the chase for an automatic promotion place. They are third in the table, level on points with second placed Wigan - who they face this weekend - though they have played three games more.

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