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HARRY SMITH KEEN TO BUILD ON EXCELLENT WEEK

Consistency the key for Saturday's goalscorer

28 October 2019

Harry Smith was pleased with both his individual performance and that of the team on Saturday, following on from another bright display in the win at Carlisle United last midweek.

"Personally, it has been a tough start to the season for me," he said.

"I haven't found that much consistency as yet but I thought I followed up a decent performance at Carlisle with another good performance on Saturday so hopefully I can really kick on now."

There was some debate about whether the second goal was Smith's or whether it will go down as an own goal against George Taft.

"I would love to claim the second goal, if I get given it that's great but we'll have to wait and see," he said.

"I cut the ball back, it has come off the defender's heel and gone in but whoever is given the goal the most important thing was the three points."

Consistency of results is the key to climbing up the League 2 table this season, as Smith was quick to admit.

"Only a month ago we had a good run and then we dipped a bit, but to have three wins in a row now is brilliant and we can't wait for Saturday," he admitted.

"For the first goal, I didn't even see Paul Anderson alongside me to be honest. My aim was to control the ball and then finish and me and Ando had a chat afterwards about it!

"I knew it was a big moment. I had a bit of time to think about it and I was a little nervous given the start to the season but I kept my composure and that was great.

"I got sent off at Stevenage and then that meant I missed the next game and that didn't help but now I want to use this opportunity to try and really kick on.

"The goals are being spread about the team this season and that's great. It doesn't matter who scores as long as we get the three points. If I get the second goal given to me then that's great, but if not then all that matters is the three points.

"I thought we managed the game really well, we saw the game through and it is all part of the learning process for a new look squad.

"Oldham away this Saturday will be tough, but we know that and we are looking forward to it. After a good week's work, we know we will be well prepared."


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