Remaye Campbell was pleased to get back on the scoresheet during Notts County Reserves’ win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.
The striker headed home the third goal of the 3-0 victory which earned the Magpies a spot in the Central League Cup final.
And Campbell was delighted to hit the target after a long wait.
“It’s been months since I scored and I felt like I was losing the feeling,” admitted the 18-year-old.
“I’ve been out of the team and just playing 30 minutes here and there so it’s good to be back in and I’m happy to be on the scoresheet – hopefully I make it a regular thing again.
“My fitness and sharpness are starting to come back. After 90 minutes against Fleetwood my legs were in bits but playing that amount of time on a regular basis will boost me and I’ll try to get back to where I was at the start of the season.”
Campbell was named in first-team squads regularly throughout the opening weeks of the campaign and says his target for the rest of 2018-19 is to return there.
“Getting back in and around the first team is the aim – it has to be,” he said.
“We train with them but to be in the mix and get in the squad has to be the target and that’s the same for everyone.
“I’m working on my movement and adding more goals. Everyone at the club knows I can hold the ball up so now it’s about running in behind too and that’s something I’ve been focusing on with Neil Cox.”
After a slow start against Fleetwood, the striker was pleased with Notts’ second half performance as they booked a meeting with AFC Bournemouth.
“We didn’t move the ball quickly enough in the final third during the first half,” said Campbell.
“Towards the end, the game opened up and we started to pick them off so it became quite a comfortable result.
“Facing Bournemouth will be a challenge as they’re a Premier League team but it’s one you’ve got to look forward to and hopefully we put in a good performance.”