Joe Bunney has told Dale PlayerHD that he’s “over the moon” to have netted a brace in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Bradford City.
He opened the scoring at the Coral Windows Stadium with a delightful header, before regaining the lead for Dale in the second half with a strike from the edge of the area.
When asked if Saturday’s display was his best performance in a Dale shirt, he commented: “It’s not for the want of trying. Every time I go out there I give 110-percent. That’s the first thing that I do.
“I’ve always said that goals will come. It’s just getting a run in the team now – I’ve played a couple of games on the bounce now and I’m getting the confidence back.”
The goals have taken Bunney’s tally for the season so far to five, something which pleases the forward.
“I’m over the moon, especially to get two goals. The last time I scored twice was against Crewe last season, so I’m happy to be playing and contributing.
“The main thing is we only got a point and I would have been happier if we had got all three because I thought we played really well.”
Bunney was denied a hat-trick by Bantams goalkeeper Ben Williams, who pulled off an excellent finger-tip save to keep out his spectacular 25-yard half-volley.
“It was a great save from the ‘keeper,” said Bunney as he reflected on the effort.
“It was instant. Dave [Syers] has picked me out and I just thought shoot with a bit of confidence. He’s managed to make a great save. But never mind, eh, it [the hat-trick] will come one day,” he smiled.
Grant Holt, who signed a deal until the end of the season on Thursday, went straight into the squad for the weekend’s match and appeared from the bench for the final 20 minutes.
Bunney says the experienced forward has already had an influence on him.
“I can learn massive amounts [from Grant]. Today [Saturday] before the game he sat on my table on the coach and I just listened to him. He has been around and he knows the game, so I’m learning off him.
“And on the pitch when he came on he helped me through the game - how to manage it, how to get through the game at two all instead of losing the game like we have done in the past. I’ll learn a lot from him while he’s here until the end of the season.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.