Bristol Rovers 5, Accrington Stanley 1: Match reaction
MATT Lund ended his loan spell with Bristol Rovers in style by coming off the bench to net their final two goals – his first for the club.
The midfielder just regrets he won't be able to play a part in the final game of the campaign at Dagenham & Redbridge next weekend.
Boss Mark McGhee confirmed Lund had played a limited part in recent games because of an Achilles problem, but the Stoke City youngster bowed out with a brace.
"The lads are buzzing in the dressing room and it's just a shame we're not going for the play-offs.
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"The last two home games have been brilliant," said Lund. "I was very happy to finally get a couple of goals because I thought I'd been a bit unlucky with a few chances in recent months.
"Getting goals is part of my game, and I want to do it a lot more than I have been doing.
"It's been brilliant to be involved in the good part of the season here and fantastic that it is ending on a high note."
Stoke are poised to secure the future of the 21-year-old Mancunian, although McGhee would like to try to get him back to the Memorial Stadium next season.
"I have been offered a new contract at Stoke, which I am probably going to sign, but they want me to go out on loan again for the first six months of next season, so we will see what happens," said Lund.
"I've loved it here – the lads are brilliant and the manager has been fantastic with me. I'm annoyed I can't play in the last game because my loan is up, but that's just the way things have happened.
"The manager has approached me about coming back next season, but I have to sit down with Stoke, my agent and my family and think about things."