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Rhead eager to find the net

25 October 2013

Striker Matt Rhead has emphasised the importance of taking our chances, as our team aim to earn all three points against Plymouth Argyle.

The burly frontman, who scored in our 3-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge in August, has started in our games at Torquay United and Bury during the past week.

Nevertheless, both have finished goalless, and the 29-year-old is eager for that to change when Argyle arrive at One Call Stadium tomorrow.

“It’s brilliant to be starting in games and be given the chance to do as well as possible,” said Rhead. 

“The last two games have been a bit of a battle, but I feel like we’ve done well. We’ve created quite a few chances, but we just need to start converting them.

“More consistently this season, we’ve come up against better defenders. Every game has been a test and learning [curve] for us.

“It’s important now that we push on and get some good results.”



Jamie McGuire & Matt Rhead are speaking to Mark Stevenson at yesterday's press meeting.


Rhead continued: “In League Two, the players are cleverer. When the balls come long, there seems to be more players around me, to stop me heading the ball.

“It’s a more physical league, which is probably a little bit quicker. The quality of play is a lot higher and the teams seem to be more organised.

“But there’s nothing to fear. In every game we’ve played, we’ve competed well, and given ourselves a chance of winning.

“We believe that we’ll do well this season.”

Rhead, who is now in his third season at One Call Stadium, has appeared in all but one of our matches this term, and has earned many plaudits.

On our style of play, he added: “We try to get teams on the back foot as soon as possible.

“We know we’ve got the pace in the team, both out wide and up front, to cause problems, so we try and put teams under pressure early on and nick a goal.

“[Alan Marriott’s] kicking has been pretty good so if we can create chances from it, it’s something that we probably need to do more often.”

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