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REACTION: Gnanduillet pays tribute to uncle after Saturday's double

29 February 2016

Striker takes his tally to three in an O's shirt

Saturday was an extra special day for  Armand Gnanduillet as the striker paid tribute to his uncle, who had sadly passed away last Tuesday.

The 23-year-old netted both goals in the O’s victory over Crawley at the weekend, with the first a particularly fine strike into the top corner.

The Frenchman was delighted to pick up the victory and clean sheet, but admitted it meant a lot to score the brace in memory of his uncle.

“I lost my uncle on Tuesday. He was a very important person for me and my dad,” Gnanduillet told Orient PlayerHD.

“The first goal was a very emotional one and I am happy to score the two goals in memory of him.”

The first half opener from the former Chesterfield man won the Sky Sports News HQ Goal of the Day, and the forward was particularly pleased with the finish, especially since it came on his weaker foot.

“The first one was a good goal, especially on my weaker foot! I just tried to hit the target and it has gone in the top corner so I am very happy,” he added.

It was also the O’s fifth clean sheet in seven games under player-manager Kevin Nolan, and the striker highlighted the importance of the team working well as a defensive unit across the whole pitch.

“We played well. It is another clean sheet and that is important for us as it gives us a good platform and is a massive help when you are trying to win games," said Gnanduillet.

“I am happy to score two goals and hopefully there will be plenty more wins and goals to come.”

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