ADDED to his fine goal of last week with an overhead kick which proved the winner, but still took stick from his teammates!

"The lads are saying I shanked it, but I'm not bothered because we've won the game and it says my name on the scoresheet," explained Worthington.

"It wasn't the best of matches but we are grinding out the results at the moment and that is the most important thing.

"We know we can play better, but there is a great spirit among the squad, everyone gets on well and we are working hard for each other - and that's what you need if you want to be up there at the end of the season.

"Confidence is high - we are going into games expecting to take the points - and we are improving away from home, which is important."

Worthington's third goal of the season came six minutes from time.

"I haven't got a target for how many goals I want to score, I just want to keep getting my share," said Worthington. "I've been moved onto the keeper at corners recently and that's why I was in the six-yard box. When the ball looped in the air, Steady got a header on it and I just got myself in front of the keeper and flicked the ball over my shoulder."

Stead and Worthington were among the seven ex-Academy players in the starting line-up.

"I've played with Steady since we were nine and he is right on top of his game, unbelievable form. I just hope we can keep hold of him."