Abbey Road's latest top hit Britt Assombalonga bags brace for Southend United at Rotherham United (From Echo)
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Abbey Road's latest top hit Britt Assombalonga bags brace for Southend United at Rotherham United
BRITT Assombalonga enhanced his growing reputation as Abbey Road's latest top hit after scoring twice for Southend United in their 3-0 win at Rotherham on Saturday.
With a little help from his friends, Assombalonga has now scored nine goals in 13 starts since signing on loan from Watford.
And the striker, who lives right next to the zebra crossing made famous by the Beatles, is now aiming to continue his own impressive record, in front of goal.
“I'm really happy with how things are going at the moment and want to keep it going,” said Assombalonga, 19.
“I could've scored more on Saturday but I can't complain too much about two goals and three points.
“I've settled in well both on and off the pitch and it's not far for me to travel in either.
“The only slight problem is that I live right near to the Abbey Road zebra crossing that everyone knows about because of the Beatles.
“You can sometimes get stuck there because everyone takes pictures when they're going across it which isn't that great if you're in a car waiting to drive off.
“But I couldn't be happier with how things are going at the moment and it's all really good experience for me as well.”
Assombalonga's strikes enabled Blues to move back up to ninth in the League Two table.
But he was slightly aggrieved not to have bagged a hat-trick at the New York Stadium.
“You might as well call me the brace-man because I've never scored a hat-trick and I really thought this was going to be the day for it,” said Assombalonga, who was joined on the score-sheet by David Martin.
“When I finally do get three in the same game I'm going to throw the biggest party ever but I'm pleased to be up to nine for the season already because I'm just a young boy.
“However, this was a really good performance from all of us and we want to get a run going now.”
FULL STORY IN MONDAY'S ECHO