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Nottingham Forest striker departure is blow Yeovil Town have to move on from, says Manchester United loanee ahead of Charlton Athletic trip

By WGSweet  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

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Manchester United's Tom Lawrence controls for Yeovil Town at Blackpool. Picture by Greig Bertram/Pinnacle

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LOSING Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller was a blow for Yeovil Town but one they must move on from, according to Manchester United loanee Tom Lawrence.

The powerful former Manchester City front man returned north last week after leaving a team meeting when questioned by manager Gary Johnson about his fitness following a trip home.

Lawrence was tasked with helping fill the boots of Yeovil’s top scorer at Blackpool on Saturday, starting up front with James Hayter as both scored in a 2-1 success.

The teenager said: “It was a blow but you've got to move on from that and at Blackpool we picked up the three points. It was a good win for us.”

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Lawrence’s first goal in Glovers’ colours eased his temporary team towards a crucial win and was greeted by rapturous celebrations in the away section, led by the player’s mother and family.

“It's great to score,” he said. “It's been a long time coming but I finally got my first goal today, and we got the three points.

“My family were here today, so that was nice for them as well. It's a long drive up, but they come when they can. Obviously with away games they're closer to home so they can come to those.

“The three points are massive but to score the winner and have the three points on top of that is just quality.”

Looking ahead to tonight’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Charlton Athletic, Lawrence added: “We've got to do the same as what we did at Blackpool and hopefully we'll get the three points and get up the table.

“We've got as much of a chance as any other team around us of staying up so we can do it. we all knew that we didn't perform against Barnsley and we knew what we had to do against Blackpool. Everyone was ready to do what they needed to do, and finally we did it.”

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