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GAMBIN PLEASED WITH PROGRESSION

11 March 2013

Luke Gambin was over the moon after scoring his first goal for the club

Luke Gambin is hoping Barnet can push on up the Npower League Two table after securing a 4-1 win over Morecambe on Saturday.

The 19-year-old made his first start for the club against the Shrimps and marked the occasion with a goal that drew the scores level with 52 minutes played. 

13 minutes later the Bees took the lead through Lopez who added his second from the spot when Gambin was brought down by Barry Roche who was show a straight red card. Lopez went on to complete his hat-trick and Gambin revealed his delight.

“It was a great win on Saturday and after they went down to ten men we had a great opportunity to get some goals and improve the confidence within the team, “said Gambin. “Hopefully it will be onwards and upwards from here. 

“It was my first 90 minutes and it is completely different to the Under-21s football I am used to playing but I grew into it as the game went on.

“Obviously now I want to get some more game time and I was over the moon with my first goal in my first 90 minutes. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Gambin also praised the impact of Edgar Davids and Lopez stating that he can learn a lot from the duo on and off the pitch. 

“He has got an absolute tank on him and he can run forever. He is a great player and sometimes I do stop and realise I am on the same pitch as Edgar Davids. It is a blessing. 

“He is a great player and a great coach, he has taught me a lot of things and hopefully I can keep progressing.

“Dani is also a good character for me to look up to because he has great movement, great feet and he scores goals. I like to watch him play and it is great to play with him.”

The winger continued by admitting he was very surprised to see his name in the starting line up but thanked the coaching staff for having faith in his ability.

“I was very surprised to get the start and I have thanked Edgar Davids and Ulrich Landvreugd for giving me the opportunity. 

“I had to take it and I think I did, the boys were great and as a team I think that we played very well.”

The Bees travel to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday to face Oxford United where Gambin is hoping to start once more. 

“After getting my first start I want to keep my shirt but if not I want to be in the squad as much as possible and keep coming off the bench.

“It shows that if you work hard in the academy you will get your reward, they push you every day and tell you how you can improve your game which really helps.

“Hopefully I will get my second start on Tuesday but I am not getting carried away and I will keep working hard.”

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