Conor Washington grabbed a brace in the win at Shrewsbury, but took a nasty whack in the process.

Strikers have to be brave sometimes. Putting the ball in the back of the net is not an easy task at the best of times, but when a goalkeeper is baring down on you and is intent on cleaning out everything in his path, it does make you wonder about your vocation in life.

Conor Washington was still smiling after the final whistle at the Greenhous Meadow though. The former Newport County man bagged a brace in the 4-2 away success at Shrewsbury, a win that confirmed a place in the play-offs, but took a nasty gash on his leg in the process.

'It was a pretty good day to be honest, I have come away with two goals and I perhaps should have got a third when I hit the bar, so I have to be pleased. I have come away with a bit of a dead leg and a gash from the collision with the goalkeeper, but I am still smiling.

'It was worth getting the clattering to see the ball go into the back of the net and it was nice that the goals contributed to a win. I thought we did well going forward, we gave away a few sloppy goals as a team, but we have to be delighted that we are in the play-offs.

'For me personally, it is nice to get on the score-sheet. Lloyd Isgrove did well for the first goal, it was similar to the one that Kgosi created for me last week, it sat up perfectly and I was pleased to see it go in.

'I have been saying to myself that this is a good time to find a bit of form in front of goal. I am feeling confident in front of goal at the minute and hopefully I can take that into the play-offs,' Washington said.