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Banks: "It's my job so I had to try and score"

11 November 2015

Ollie Banks toasted his return to former club FC United of Manchester on Monday with his side's fourth goal to nail the coffin shut in the FA Cup first round tie.

The Spireites were already three goals to the good when substitute Banks's shot from 22 yards bounced awkwardly in front of the FC United 'keeper to beat the dive and find the back of the net.

After the game, Banks told PlayerHD about his emotions after his first return as a player to the club: "It was really nice coming back, especially with what they've done with the ground. it's brilliant and a great set-up.

"It was really nice to score - it's my first goal for over a year I think, so it was a massive relief, but then obviously it wasn't nice to score against my old club, but it is my job so I had to do it.

"I had a really great time as a player here so it's nice to have them welcome me back."


With big-name league clubs like Barnsley and Notts County falling to minnows over the first round weekend, the Spireites were desperate not to be included among the giant-killings. 

Banks was well aware of his side's responsibilities: "We knew that coming here was going to be tough," he said. "We've seen a lot of league clubs go out in the past few days but we knew that if we turned up and did our jobs we were confident we could come away with a win.

"Seeing the upsets gives you a livener that it can happen and that there's the potential for it to happen to you. We went in with the right attitude and I think it showed tonight with the four goals.

"It's a great atmosphere here, you wouldn't think it was a non-league club - hopefully they can get into the league one day."

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