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Keep Repaying The Fans

10 September 2012

Frontman is feeling confident after netting again...

Lee Hughes hopes to keep getting on the scoresheet to help maintain Notts County’s place at the top of npower League 1. 

Hughes has been a key player for the Magpies since arriving at Meadow Lane in the summer of 2009, hitting the net an impressive 62 times in 132 appearances. 

On Saturday, the 36-year-old struck for the second league match in a row, after coming off the bench to prod home an 87th minute winner against Shrewsbury Town. 

Hughes accepts that he will not start every game but is determined to make an impact when he is on the pitch.  

“I try to go into games always confident and even if I haven’t scored I feel that if I get a good chance I’ll put it away, which I proved against Shrewsbury,” he told Magpie Player. 

“I’m enjoying it and you could tell when I scored, the fans have been excellent to me since I’ve been here and hopefully I can keep repaying them with goals. 

“If I played every game, which is not going to happen, I’d aim for 15 or 20 goals but it’s all about how many games I play.

“As long as I get between one in two or one in three, I’m happy with that. 

“The manager picks the team and he’s getting results so I’ll leave it to him. 

“We’ve got three good forwards and he can pick any one, and I think he’ll rotate it more often. 

“I wasn’t disappointed [about being left out of the starting 11] and I thought that if I got my chance I’ve just got to take it.”

He added: “It feels good to be top of the league but you don’t want to get too ahead of yourselves, we’re looking at March, April when we want to be top.

“We’ve got a great chance of getting promoted this year, either Play-Offs or automatic.”

For the full interview, sign in to Magpie Player. 

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