Caretaker boss hails Pools striker

17 January 2009 01:54
Porter struck early in each half in Friday night's League One clash at Victoria Park, with his two well-taken goals taking his tally for the season to 15.

"Joel Porter was fantastic," said Turner. "He's only trained one day since we beat Stoke in the cup two weeks ago and he missed our last match because of injury.

"But he's come back and provided two brilliant finishes to win the game for us. He's done that throughout his career with us and I can't speak highly enough of his ability and his application.

"This was a very important game for us and I made it clear to the players before the game that winning this means more to the club than our cup tie against West Ham next weekend.

"This is our bread and butter, the cup match is a bonus, but we can look forward to it all week now."

The result nudged Pools into the top half of the table, although they are still 11 points from the play-off zone.

Source: Team_Talk