Forward off the mark and enjoying his start to life at Crewe
Last night’s two-goal hero Mikael Mandron says that victory away at Bolton Wanderers in the Checkatrade Trophy was the perfect way to get over our opening day defeat to Lincoln City in the League Cup.
Mandron kept his composure to slot home the winning penalty in the dying minutes at the University of Bolton Stadium to give Crewe three points in the group stage.
The summer signing from Gillingham had headed Crewe into a 15th minute lead after Callum Ainley found him at the far post with a wonderful free-kick delivery. Owen Dale was also on target with a stunning solo run and shot in our deserved 3-2 win over the Trotters.
Following his brace for the club, Mandron told the club’s official website: “It was a very good game for us and there is nothing better to get over a defeat than winning the next game.
“We were able to move the ball around really well and we created chances and managed to score three goals. We perhaps should have had a few more but there is something to build on.
“We have worked hard on creating chances and it was nice to score from a set-piece again because we have worked hard on that out on the training ground.
“I am still learning here and the way we want to play, but I have loved it so far. The lads and the staff have been really welcoming to me and I am very pleased that I have managed to score my first goals for the club. Hopefully, they will be the start of many.
Mikael added: “I am sure I will improve here and the club will get the best out of me.”