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Showunmi: More To Come From Me

6 October 2012

Striker is eager to face his former club this afternoon...

Enoch Showunmi hopes to be given another chance to impress when Notts County face his former club this afternoon. 

Showunmi made his first league start in the black and white stripes on Tuesday night against Stevenage.

Having struggled with a knee injury earlier in the season, the frontman has found it difficult to force his way into the starting 11.

After playing 59 minutes at the spearhead of the County attack in midweek, the ex-Tranmere Rovers man is hungry for more pitch time, which he feels will help him get back to his best.

“On a personal note, I haven’t started that many games, obviously because of the injury at the start of the season,” he told Magpie Player. 

“The players here have done brilliantly, like Yoann [Arquin] has played well and Hughesy has scored goals, so it’s up to me to keep working hard to push myself and get a starting spot.

“The manager’s had faith to start me on Tuesday and hopefully I’ve done enough to warrant another start on Saturday.

“It has been frustrating with the injury, because you just want to hit the ground running and obviously that never occurred at the start of the season.

“It’s a slow build-up into hopefully getting some more starts and scoring some more goals to help Notts County achieve what they want to achieve.

“Every footballer just needs that match fitness and that comes with the games and the intensity of the games.

“Hopefully there’s more to come from me, with more starts and more goals.” 

Showunmi is expecting an exciting encounter against Ronnie Moore’s men and has been looking forward to the match since the fixtures were released. 

"I had a good two years there and as soon as you leave the first thing you look at is when you're playing your former club,” he continued.

"To be honest, I haven't done that much in my career, coming up against a former club, but it's come quite soon and hopefully I'll be able to get a start and help Notts County win.

"It should be a great game because obviously they're flying at the top of the table.

"We've got to go out and put our stamp on the game and hopefully come out with the three points that we need.”

For the full interview, where Showunmi talks about his time as a Tranmere player and how he feels about facing his former club for the first time since leaving Prenton Park, sign in to Magpie Player.

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