Date: 14th December 2010 at 4:30pm
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Stewart Downing has applauded the returning impact of Emile of the Heskey and believes Jonathan Hogg is forging out a very good career for himself.

Speaking on the Official Site as the team train towards another victory at the DW Stadium Downing described Heskey as a massive player for the team owing to the work he does, and his returning goal will just give him the confidence to push on further at B6.

‘It was good to get Emile back and on the scoresheet. Emile’s a big player for us – a massive player, he was making it hard for defenders and that sort of thing takes the pressure off the rest of the team.’

Downing also wanted to sing the praises of young Jonathan Hogg, who he says has risen to the challenges of the first team well over the past few weeks.

‘Hogg is becoming a regular, it is a good test for him in these circumstances. It should stand him in good stead for the rest of his career. When the going gets tough, he knows how to handle it now.’

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