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Zoko Hoping For Happy Return

12 October 2012

Striker wants three points when he returns to Brunton Park...

Francois Zoko is hoping to return to Brunton Park with a bang this weekend, when he comes face-to-face with his former club, Carlisle United.

Last season’s meeting between the sides saw Zoko performing for the Cumbrians and he was disappointed to be on the receiving end of a 3-0 loss.

The Ivorian netted his future employers’ second on the day, when he directed Alan Sheehan’s free-kick into his own net. 

“Maybe it was a sign that the next year I should go to play for Notts County,” he joked, speaking to Magpie Player. 

“I hope that I can do the same but as a Notts County player against Carlisle.”

Zoko spent two impressive years with the Cumbrians and found the net on 24 occasions. 

Brunton Park brings back plenty of happy memories for the striker and he is focused on creating another by helping the Magpies to take maximum points. 

However, the striker admitted that he would tone down any goal celebration if he were to score on Saturday, out of respect for the home support. 

He explained: “I can’t say if I will celebrate or not, but if I do I will make it softer, because you don’t know what is going to happen in the game. 

“I am going there to win the game and if I score I will be happy but I can’t go in front of the fans and sing, this is not me.

“After the game, if we win, I can celebrate in the changing room.

“To win and get the three points is more important to me.”

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