Clark sets a sea­son tar­get of 10 goals

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SHELDAN KEAY

AC­CRING­TON Stan­ley winger Jor­dan Clark has set him­self a tar­get of scor­ing 10 goals this sea­son af­ter two goals in his last two games.

Clark found the net in the de­feat at Steve­nage last Tues­day, be­fore then grab­bing his side’s sec­ond goal dur­ing their away win against Crewe Alexandra at Satur­day.

That helped the Reds get back to win­ning ways and move up to third place in the League Two ta­ble, and Clark now has his sights on con­tin­u­ing his goalscor­ing form over the com­ing weeks.

“The gaffer spoke with me in pre-sea­son and said that he wanted more goals and as­sists from me and I think that I’ve started off quite well.

“It’s pleas­ing to get two in two games and hope­fully I can keep it go­ing – I’m aim­ing for 10!” He told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site.

“It’s im­por­tant we share the goals through the side, Billy and Kay­den have both been on fire this sea­son but adding goals from the mid­field is the sign of a suc­cess­ful side.

“We started re­ally pos­i­tively against Crewe which the gaffer wanted us to do, we got our­selves into their fi­nal third and tried to cre­ate as much as pos­si­ble. We man­aged to test them with plenty of balls into the box and ask them ques­tions.

“The early penalty helped us out mas­sively, it set­tled us down and to get the sec­ond so soon made it even bet­ter, it made us com­fort­able and able to man­age the game – we wanted to try and score more but it was more im­por­tant that we saw the game out as we couldn’t do that at Steve­nage.

“The sec­ond goal was cru­cial and I think that showed in the rest of our per­for­mance, they grew into the game in the sec­ond-half and had a couple of chances but we didn’t come un­der too much threat.”

Clark was also glad to get the goal against Crewe af­ter re­veal­ing that he nearly squan­dered the op­por­tu­nity mo­ments be­fore find­ing the net.

“I re­mem­ber I nearly got tack­led in the lead up to my goal but I man­aged to win it back,” he said.

“I played Kay­den (Jack­son) through and just tried to get my head down and get my­self into the box.

“Thank­fully the gam­ble paid off and the keeper par­ried his shot to­wards me, it’s fell kindly and I’ve man­aged to direct the header home.”

Jor­dan Clark has set him­self a 10-goal tar­get

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