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SWINDON TOWN: Ferry targets more goals
MATCH-WINNER Simon Ferry is targeting four or five more goals this season after admitting he needs to find the net on a more regular basis.
The Scot popped up with 12 minutes remaining against Shrewsbury to turn the ball home for his first goal since finding the net against Huddersfield in the FA Cup last November.
The goal was enough to claim all three points on an afternoon where Town struggled to find their rhythm, but Ferry is hungry for more and is keen to add goals to his all-action game.
“Rooney should have cut it back to me in the first place but I saw him clip it to Willo (Andy Williams), and then I somehow managed to get it in and I don’t quite know how I did, but it is a goal isn’t it,” he said.
“I was going to hit it early but it was a bit high so I let it drop, and fortunately it went in.
“If there was one man who was going to miss that it would have been me, and I think I would rather big Darren Ward was in there, but I should score more.
“Hopefully this is a change in fortunes and I will try and get four or five more.
“When we get the balls in the wide areas there is no reason why I shouldn’t get in the box and score now and again.”
Andy Williams and James Collins both missed first half chances as Town struggled to get going, but Ferry was always confident the winning goal would come.
“In the first half it wasn’t pretty at all to be honest and Willo had his chance and I think was unlucky to have it blocked, and it looked like Collo missed but I think the defender blocked it so we were very unlucky,” he said.
“We had a few chances but in the end we got the goal.
“In the second half we were much better, created a lot more and got it wide a lot more, and I always thought a goal would come.”
The win moved Town up to fourth in the League One table, and Ferry sees no reason can’t stay up there for the rest of the season.
“It is a good run we are on at the moment, and I think last season we went on a run of 10 wins in a row which eventually won us the league.
“That is a long way off yet, but the way we have been playing recently is great and the boys have been great.
“It is looking good but we need to keep working hard because we have some tough games coming up, but last year once we got up the top we stayed there and hopefully we can do it again.”