Midfielder Anthony Howell is targeting more goals after scoring in last Saturday’s 8-1 rout of St Albans City in the FA Cup with Budweiser.
Howell struck his first goal of the campaign just seconds before half-time in the clash at Clarence Park, which put us on course for a memorable victory.
“What I want to do is get more goals,” said Howell.
“I played in the reserves the week before and I scored. That just gave me the motivation to go out on Saturday for the first team and get a goal.”
The 27-year-old, who featured on the left flank for our reserves in their recent victory over Doncaster Rovers, is also hoping to cement a starting place in the coming weeks.
He continued: “[In the reserves] I went out on the left of a [midfield] three. I enjoyed it there to be honest and it rolled back the old days, when I was a winger.
“It was a different role, but one that I can also play – even if the gaffer just wanted to change things for the last minute of the game, it’s a job that I can do.
“It’s been busy in the midfield since the start of the season, but we’ve got a lot of quality players who can come in to the team and do a job.”
Howell also believes the importance of last Saturday’s victory at St Albans cannot be underestimated.
“I think everyone needed a victory,” said the midfielder.
“Everyone knew that they were the underdogs and they were going to come strong out of the blocks and give us a hard time, and that’s what they did.
“The first half was pretty close, but we still went in at half-time 2-1 up, which gave us a boost to go on and score a lot more goals.”
He added: “We got eight goals last Saturday, so hopefully we can carry that forward and take confidence from it.
“It’s going to be a tough test against Oxford [United], but we know we can score goals and I’m sure that the lads will go out, roll their sleeves up and do their best.”