Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was delighted to get his name on the scoresheet for the first time as a Luton Town player last night, scoring the winner in the 2-1 victory against Bristol City.
The Leicester loanee has earned rave reviews for his sensational performances during his time at Kenilworth Road thus far and scored his first goal on his 15th appearance for the club.
After Glen Rea had given the Hatters a one-goal lead in the first half, Bristol City hit back in the second period, before Dewsbury-Hall fired home from 25 yards – the decisive winner on the night.
“About time!” the 22-year-old admitted. “It has been coming. Happy to get myself my first goal and contribute to the team, obviously happy that Glen got on the end of my corner to get the assist. I just want to keep contributing and hopefully get a couple more now and I’ll be happy.”
Town quickly put the Boxing Day defeat against Reading behind them with a hard-fought victory in the last match of 2020, a view which the midfielder shared.
“We knew coming into this game we needed three points to stay in touch with the play-offs and we’re all delighted to get the three points. We know home is becoming a little bit of a fortress now, teams are coming here and not getting an easy game. To come away with the three points tonight is a great feeling for everybody.
“We were very disappointed coming out of the Reading game because we didn’t feel as if we showed our true capabilities in the game. We knew today we needed to bounce back for ourselves and for the fans. Happy to get three points and hopefully the fans are happy with that as well.”
On a personal note, Dewsbury-Hall is pleased he has been able to show the Luton Town faithful what he is all about, especially after picking up his fifth Man of the Match award in six home matches.
“It has 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 is really nice the fans see that and it is nice to get some recognition as well on a personal level. For a team it’s nice to get the three points and that is the most important thing.
“I’m a player that has a lot of belief in myself, I believe I can do really well. I came here knowing that I really wanted to make an impact and a name for myself in this tough league. That was my aim to come here and do as well as possible, it’s nice that I have come in, played a lot of games and really shown what I’m capable of.
“I believe now there is still a long time to go towards the end of the season, I can keep improving and really make an impact for the team.”