Date: 1st February 2016 at 8:50am
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Having scored the 97th minute winner against Sheffield Wednesday in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie, Jack Grimmer wasn’t going to be shirking his media duties.

Speaking to the Official Site as after he hit the third and final goal for Shrewsbury in the two one victory, Grimmer was obviously pleased as punch to have got the telling strike to put us through to the fifth round draw – and as we know now – a tie against Manchester United.

‘I don`t think there is a bigger smile in the whole country tonight! I don`t score many goals so to score the winner in the 97th minute to send us through in the FA cup is something I will never forget. I thought when Shaun Whalley put the rebound in from the penalty that we could go on and win it. It was unlucky because my family left yesterday so they missed the game so I wish they could have been here but I am sure they will see it later on the highlights. Our fans were fantastic today, they stuck with us and believed in us even when we went a goal down and it was great to be able to pay them back.’

His winning strike sees the club in the fifth round for the first time in 25 years and he was quick to praise and thank manager Micky Mellon for selecting him in the first place.

‘That is the highlight of my career so far and something I will never forget. I scored two seasons ago but it was not a cup-tie winning goal so it doesn`t compare! I feel comfortable playing against Championship teams and that is the level that I am aiming for. I can only thank the gaffer for giving me the chance today and letting me show what I can do. It was unbelievable in the dressing room afterwards. It was nice to be away from the league pressures and enjoy the cup. The manager told us at half time to believe in ourselves and enjoy it and we did just that. It is something completely different and we felt the magic of the cup today for sure. I am a Manchester United fan so I would love to go to Old Trafford but I will be excited whoever we get.’

That dream come true for him is obviously a just reward for the goal!

With Cup dreams on hold for a bit now, Grimmer was quick to refocus on the Southend game on Tuesday evening and his hopes that we can get some consistency in our league form now.

‘We knew it would be difficult, I thought we handled everything well and were unlucky to go a goal down in the first half. I thought we were comfortable again in the second half and came out worthy winners. We stuck to the game plan perfectly today and everyone did their jobs well. I am hoping that now we can kick on and stop the poor performances like we had against Oldham. We haven`t been good enough in the league so hopefully this can help us improve our form. We do need to start picking up points in the league and we have a game on Tuesday so we need to recover quickly and be ready for Southend.’

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