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Gray Reflects On Bolton Brace

27 February 2016

Andre Gray was pleased with the way the Clarets dug out a result at Bolton despite not being at their fluid best.

Gray bagged a second-half brace as Sean Dyche’s side came from behind for the first time this season to win after Liam Feeney had given the hosts an advantage.

And the striker who has now reached 20 goals for the season, was delighted after his deadly double sealed victory to take the Clarets top of the Sky Bet Championship.

He said: “I’m buzzing I don’t think we were at our best today. Bolton are fighting for their lives so it was never going to be easy but we’ve managed to come out with three points.

“We don’t go behind too often but it was good to show a reaction after that goal and it was quite late on as well so to win it was fantastic.

“It was a great ball from Lowts for the first goal and I didn’t see it until late so I just tried to get something on it. The keeper has made a good save and I’ve scuffed it in.

“If I hit it clean he probably saves it but it’s gone over the line and got us back into the game.

“The second was a great ball from Freddie. I was offside a few times today but I knew one would come off so I stayed on the shoulder.

“I had one quite similar against Rotherham last week when I tried to take a touch and I just tried to hit it early."

Gray added: “It’s the first time we’ve top this season but there are 12 games to go and it’s not all won and lost today.

“There are teams below us with games in hand so I think it’ll go down to the end.”

The 24-year-old forward shared a special moment with the 3,877-strong away end at the full-time whistle.

He lead his teammates over to throw their shirts into the crowd and felt that was just reward for another phenomenal away following.

“We celebrated with the fans today because they were fantastic and I think it’s the loudest I’ve heard them since I’ve been here.

“They were great and stuck behind us even when we went 1-0 down. It was a show that we’re all in this together and we’re doing it for them as well as we are each other.”

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