Exiles' top scorer Chris Zebroski hungry for more goals
TOP scorer Chris Zebroski is aiming to fire Newport County AFC to another away victory at Rochdale this afternoon.
The 26-year-old striker grabbed his fifth goal of the season in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory at Crawley Town.
And he’s hoping that will be enough to retain his place up front after he dropped to the bench in the Exiles’ previous League Two matches against Torquay United and Bury.
Zebroski is currently battling with Danny Crow and Conor Washington for a starting place with both Christian Jolley and Aaron O’Connor sidelined by injury.
“I’d probably want to play every game if I’m honest but we’ve got people who’ve come in and done well like Conor and Crowy and the competition is really fierce up front at the moment,” he said.
“And there are players out as well so it will get even more competitive when Christian and Azza are back.
“I know I’ve got to keep performing to keep my place but I think we might play three up top again so we should all get a chance.
“Hopefully I get a start and get another goal,” he added. “We’ve got a lot of options up front and I think the match at Bury was the first time we haven’t scored in the league so that says a lot ten games in.
“I know I’ve got to go out there and work hard every time I go out onto the pitch to keep my starting place but it’s a good problem for the gaffer to have.
“We’ve got quite a small squad but once we get everyone fit we will be strong.”
Zebroski was happy with the goal at Crawley, which began his side’s comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
“I’m hungry for more goals. I want to get better and help the team to progress,” said the former Cheltenham front man.
“I was due a goal to be fair and it was a good comeback from the lads as well. It was a good result for us.
“It was similar to when we won at Brighton in the League Cup. We gifted them a couple of goals but we showed great character to come back and win.
“My goal probably came at the right time just before half time and we knew we weren’t out of it.
“Then Crowy got beyond the last man, got pulled down and we got the penalty and they were down to ten men and we punished them.
“We’re four undefeated now and we’ll be looking to get another win at Rochdale,” he added.
“We’re good on the road and if we can get a win we can really kick on.”
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