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SWINDON TOWN: It's Storey time
UP until last Friday, Miles Storey was content scoring goals with his virtual self on video games, now the Swindon Town striker is knocking them in for fun in a red shirt.
The 18-year-old came off the bench last night to score twice in an ultimately unsuccessful cause as, despite a stoic display, the Robins exited the Capital One Cup at the fourth round stage with a 3-2 home defeat to Aston Villa.
Following his strike at Stevenage on Saturday, Storey has now netted three times in two games and he revealed that he has hardly been able to comprehend his major breakthrough into the professional game.
“It’s brilliant. Even scoring goals on FIFA with myself is pretty good but to do it in real life, I can’t really explain it,” he said.
“I hadn’t come down from Saturday to be honest and in the next couple of days it will settle in.
“I thought from Saturday things couldn’t get much better but that felt even better.
“I was really pleased with the first one to be honest because we’ve been working on it in training, getting in front of the defender and nicking it and luckily enough it’s gone in. The second one was just a bit of reactions.
“It’s been a brilliant week. Scoring a header – I’ve been playing youth football for about nine years and not scored a header, so to score that was brilliant.”
“I used to watch Aston Villa with my schoolmates in the Europa League so to play against them tonight and get two was a dream come true.
Despite his new-found hero status amongst Town fans, Storey is keeping his feet concreted to the floor.
He said: “I’m not going to go around the big “I am”. I’m still nowhere near a complete footballer yet “ I’m nowhere near. I need to improve.
“There’s certain areas I need to improve but I try to use my attribute and my pace to damage my opponents.
“Like I’ve said, if I’m needed for five minutes on the bench, if I’m needed in the stands, if I’m needed for 105 minutes, whatever – I’ll just try in whatever time I get and not complain.
“I’m still young and there are more experienced strikers here.
“I’ve just got to try my best when I get my chance.”
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