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Paris: There's added pressure to keep scoring
GOALSCORER Paris Cowan-Hall said he needs to repeat his matchwinning performance against Torquay if he wants to keep his place in the team.
The ex Plymouth man netted with two headers as he started a League Two game leading the line instead of playing on the wing for the first time.
And he said he'd need to keep up that level of performance to stay in the side once fellow forwards Dean Morgan, Matt McClure and Steven Craig return from injury and illness.
He said: "When you're up top you have to score, otherwise you're going to lose your place. There's the added pressure there.
"As a winger it's a little bit harder because you've got to beat your man, you've got to put crosses in. I would say the harder of the two is wing, but I enjoy both."
Cowan-Hall said Jon-Paul Pittman, who impressed against the Gulls as a substitute, is also under the same pressure to perform again: "He knows there's big competition for places and when he comes on he's got to do stuff and show he wants to be in the team. It's to be expected."
The 23-year-old said the win over Torquay, which came after Blues twice fell behind, was an important learning curve for some of his younger team mates.
He said: "We need games like that in the league. It's a good character builder.
"We've got young players and it shows we've got character and a bit of grit and determination. We'll dig in and push until the end. Games like that decide the boys from the men.
"Stuart Lewis was running into the corners in the 92nd minute - everyone works for each other."
Cowan-Hall has just come back into the side following an injury and he missed out on a hat trick as cramp forced him to come off towards the end of the game.
He said: "I was feeling it and I didn't want the gaffer to make the last change and then pull up with cramp and we're down to ten men. I was disappointed to come off but it was the right decision.
"Games like that where you're running around and having to put yourself about are good - come next week I'm even fitter."
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