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SWINDON TOWN: The best is yet to come - Ajose
NICKY Ajose has told Swindon Town fans that he has yet to reach top gear in a red shirt, pledging there is more to come from him during his time at the County Ground.
The striker, on loan from Peterborough until January at which point Town will have an option to sign him permanently, has scored three times in eight appearances for Swindon since arriving in Wiltshire at the end of August.
Ajose netted the winner in the midweek victory over Plymouth Argyle, a classy finish from the edge of the penalty area, but he does not feel he is performing to his very best at present.
“The team is doing well, I feel like I have performed quite well - obviously there is more to come. I think in the time I’ve played I’ve done well,” he told the Advertiser “I wouldn’t say I’m playing at my maximum by any stretch but I think I can still improve.
“I’ve not played that much football in pre-season and this is just me getting back into it. I believe that I’m doing that okay.”
Of the eight games he has played a part in since his move to Swindon, Ajose has only started on three occasions, but he averages a goal a game when manager Mark Cooper uses him from the outset.
“The manager obviously brings me in whenever he deems it is the right situation for me to start a game and I try to put on a performance every time, and that’s what I try to do,” said Ajose.
“I’ll do whatever I can to help the team, whether it’s from the bench or from the start.”
Having seen off Plymouth on Tuesday night, Swindon will be included in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy southern section area quarter-final draw on Saturday morning, and Ajose emphasised how keen he and his teammates are to do well in the competition this season.
“The manager stressed before the game that, whatever people might stress about the Trophy, it’s still a trip to Wembley if you get there and we’re desperate to play at Wembley,” he said.
“There are only a few lads who have played there and the ones who have have said that it’s a wonderful stadium. We’re taking it very seriously.”
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