Josh McQuoid admitted it was a dream come true to score at the home of English football.
Josh McQuoid scored his first goal for Peterborough United and found a great place to do it - in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley Stadium. His close range strike was the first in a 3-1 success for Darren Ferguson’s men.
The goal was his first since joining the club in February and he said afterwards that it was a perfect afternoon.
‘It’s a good feeling to score in a final at Wembley,’ he said. ‘It’s what you dream of when you’re little to play at Wembley, but just to help the team win today was good. It couldn’t have gone any better. That’s my first goal this season so it was a relief as well, so when I saw it go in I was buzzing.
‘We had some chances and they had some chances, but luckily we took ours. I thought they played very well, but luckily we matched them so it was a good game.”
There was little time to celebrate for Posh though, as they return to league action against Colchester on Wednesday evening (7.45pm). And with the side currently pushing for promotion back to the Championship, McQuoid says that his focus is now firmly on using his experience of League One to aid the promotion push.
‘I came here to show what I can do, and play some games. It’s hard to get in at Bournemouth at the minute. They have got a lot of good players and are doing very well, so it was the best decision for me to come on loan and get some games.
‘I’ve had a few starts and that’s what it’s about, getting on the pitch, getting some games and then to come here (to Wembley) as well, it’s a great achievement for me. I just need to carry on now, and help try and keep pushing to help try and get in the play-offs and help them go up.
‘Some of the lads here have been there and done it before. Obviously they were in the Championship last year, so they know what it’s about. We are a good enough team to go up so we just have to make sure we get the results.’