Lawrence Vigouroux receives his Player of the Month Award, on his final RSC appearance, from Cormac O’Dwyer, Dungarvan Brewing Company and Martin Walker, Blues Supporters Club. Below: with Izzy Akinade after the win over Derry. Photos: Noel Browne.
Lawrence Vigouroux walked off the RSC turf for a final time as he kept a cleansheet for the last time in front of his home fans before he faces what will be his final appearance for the Blues in next Friday’s Munster Derby clash with Cork City at Turner’s Cross.
With his career at a crossroads after a spat with former Swindon boss Dave Flitcroft, the netminder was urged by Waterford owner Lee Power to leave his League Two owned club to join the Blues in a move that the former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur teenager admits what the correct move.
He picked up the Dungarvan Brewing Company sponsored Blues Supporters Club Player of the month award from Cormac O’Dwyer and Martin Walker before leaving the RSC for a final time that yielded a cleansheet in a 4-0 win over Derry City that keeps the Blues third spot in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table.
ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT
Speaking after the game, the on-loan Swindon Town goalkeeper said, “It’s sad in one way but what I have to say is that I’ve really enjoyed my time here at the RSC. The boys have been very welcoming to me. I’ve always said that it’s probably the best dressing room that I’ve been in and that’s genuine.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and it’s good to end my home time here with a good win. I thought that we were brilliant from back to front. I think that I only touched the ball once, so I think that showed how well that we defended during the course of the game.
“We scored four goals which is always a bonus because they are a good side. They were in good form recently and probably we weren’t great losing to games, but we’ve just got to now look forward to what will be my final game for the club next week against Cork City. It would be great to end my time here with another three points.
“I suppose that we’re a group of professionals and as a squad that we were disappointed with the performances of the last few weeks so to get the win tonight is brilliant. I think that we went into a couple of games with the wrong mindset but tonight was different.
“I think it’s vital that we bring our second half in Dundalk and our whole performance tonight into the Munster Derby game against Cork. I know that we’re going to bring a lot of fans down to Turner’s Cross and it’s going to be a massive occasion.”
“It’s going to be emotional for me. I think that I’ve built a very good relationship with the fans but especially the people around the club since I came here on loan. I’m going to miss everything about this place because honestly, it’s been brilliant for me.
“I will always look out for the results of every game and I want to get back here for one or two games before the end of the season. I think that it’s well documented what happened to me at Swindon with the old manager. When I got the phone call from the owner to come here, it was never about taking a step down.
“It was never about making a bad decision for me, it was about wanting to play football. I don’t think that I could have been any luckier to come into a group like I’ve come to here. Hopefully the team continues to do well when I leave. I’ve said to some of the people outside that if Waterford get to Europe, I’ll be there all the way. I’ll play now against Cork next week, go on holidays before going back to Swindon.
“I have a season left with them, so we’ll see what the future holds but I won’t ever forget my time here at Waterford and playing in front of some great passionate crowds and experiencing this journey with so many special people. I’ll always be grateful for this chance and I hope that the boys can keep doing well.”