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Goals Hopefully A Sign Of Things To Come From Nicky Wroe

25 July 2014

Midfielder Nicky Wroe hopes that his midweek double against Carlton Town is a sign of things to come in a Notts County shirt.

Wroe has been set the objective of chipping in with goals this season by manager Shaun Derry, who felt that the Magpies did not net enough times from the engine room last term. 

The former Preston North End playmaker showed a keen eye for goal at Stoke Lane, particularly with his opener - a cool finish into the bottom corner. 

“The gaffer’s encouraging me to get forward and that’s part of my game,” he told Magpie Player.

“If I can chip in with a few goals or creative bits to help the strikers then I’m pleased with that.

“I spoke to the gaffer before I signed and he said that he wanted goals from midfield.

“I’ve scored goals previously - maybe not as many as I’d have liked last season - but in previous seasons I’ve managed to get a few

“The system we’ve played, us players in the advanced roles have been encouraged to get forward and into the box.

“If you get people into the box, then more often than not you get your rewards.” 

Wroe is getting back into the swing of things again, having been involved in five pre-season matches, and is eager to make greater strides this weekend against FC Halifax Town. 

He added: “We’re a few games into it now so we’re starting to get somewhere near and the training intensity’s going up.

“We’re getting our legs so we’re able to go longer and harder, so we’re shaping up nicely and the lads are looking really good.

“It’s a good group and everyone seems to be getting on well and working hard for each other, which is really important. 

“We’ve got healthy competition in there and that bodes well for high intensity in training and it’s good.”

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