Kudus hoping to make play-off contribution

Goal hero Kudus Oyenuga hopes to have made enough of an impression in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United to get the chance to make another positive contribution in tonight’s play-off quarter-final.

Englishman Oyenuga started against the Tangerines at the weekend and found the net with a fantastic second-half header to take his tally to four for the campaign.

The 24-year-old looked sharp against his erstwhile employers, with whom he spent two seasons between 2013 and 2015, and would love an opportunity to try and help the Ton achieve a positive first leg result ahead of Friday’s Tannadice return.

Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net, Oyenuga said: “Obviously it’s always good to score a goal. We were disappointed we didn’t hold on for the victory, but I think the boys did well.

“Dundee United pressed. They needed to try and get a win so they had their best players out and tried to get the result, but we were a match for them and did well in spells.

“The gaffer made numerous changes it and shows the strength in depth he has because the boys who have come in have all contributed to the game really well.

“Strappy [Lewis Strapp] has come in and did well. Jamie [McDonagh] has played well on the right. Jon [Scullion] has come in and did really well, and I’ve scored and did well. That’s a credit to the gaffer and Hagi [Craig McPherson].

“I thought I did well. You’ve always got a point to prove when you play against your former club and it was good to get a good run-out from the start.

“With the goal, Marky [Russell] has put in a great ball and I just had to direct it in the right area and get it on target, and it was good to get the goal and get on the scoresheet. It’s also good to put a marker down for the play-offs, to try and get myself in mix.

“I started against Raith Rovers a few weeks back and we didn’t play too well. I was a bit disappointed because I thought that was my chance.

“I wouldn’t say I didn’t take it, but I wasn’t fully happy with my performance. You don’t get a lot of chances in football, so when you get given them you’ve got to take them. I thought I took it on Saturday.

“We’re looking forward to the play-offs. We are a good team on our day and when we perform to our best, we can give any team a challenge. I think we’ve proved that the whole season.

“So I don’t think we should be afraid of anybody. With the fans behind us and after preparing for the game, hopefully we can go and crack on.”


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