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Back In The Groove

2 September 2012

Striker on target and aiming for double figures for fourth season on the bounce...

Lee Hughes was thrilled to be back on the scoresheet after a wait of over six months.  

Hughes gave Notts a second minute lead in the 2-0 win against Bury when he glanced Alan Judge's in-swinging free-kick past home stopper Trevor Carson.

The last time County fans had seen the frontman's trademark goal celebration, 'The Hughesy', had been in February's 2-1 triumph over Exeter City.

Having hit double figures in 2009.10, 2010.11 and 2011.12, Hughes is determined to do the same again, as he continues to adjust to a new role as a lone striker.

He told Magpie Player: “It feels great but the most important thing is winning.

“The team worked their socks off and defended throughout the team.

“They’re a decent team and the way we’ve worked to get the three points, it’s a great win.

“To be fair, I’ve been finding it hard, because throughout my career I’ve played with two up front but the gaffer’s put a system in place and it’s working.

“I’m not blaming it on that because I haven’t scored, it’s just been quite hard to adapt to it.

“I’m usually playing off someone’s flick-ons and to do it all on my own has been hard.

“But you never stop learning and this is like another learning curve in my career and, to be fair, I’m just enjoying myself now.

“I think I’ve started three games and scored one in three now so if I can do that I’m coming out with double figures.

“Hopefully I will and if we keep going you never know where we’re going to end up in the league.”

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