Sammy Ameobi pleased to get off the mark

Forward reflects on netting his first goal for the Club as Wanderers end winless run

Sammy Ameobi was delighted to help Wanderers return to winning ways as his first goal for the Whites clinched victory over Blackpool.

Facing off in the Checkatrade Trophy, the forward put in a man-of-the-match performance as his fourth minute flicked finish proved to be the difference against the Seasiders on the night.

Switching his attention to next weekend's trip to Swindon Town after the final whistle, Ameobi is now hoping for more of the same against the Robins.

"It’s great to open my account but the most important to thing is to get the win and to get the points," the 24-year-old told "I’ve been getting a lot of shots off so it’s typical that the first one I get is a flicked tap-in. 

"I needed that sort of performance. I didn’t play very well at the weekend and needed a bit of a confidence boost. Hopefully that can give us more confidence and I’ll be able to get a few more goals. 

"I’m most used to playing on the left, it’s the position I was brought up playing in. It’s where I’m most confident but I am very happy to play wherever the manager wants me to play. The more versatile I am, the better and the more opportunities I’ll get to play and make a difference.

"Hopefully I can build on the positives from this game and take it into next weekend."

Ameobi continued: "It’s been tough since the new guys came in but it’s great to get a win. We linked up well in attack and it was good – it’s what we needed as there wasn’t enough of it against Oxford. 

"Hopefully tonight’s performance can bring confidence to the boys. It’s our first win for a while and we now need to go again against Swindon Town and put things right in the league. 

"A few of the lads who didn’t play will come back in so hopefully we’ll be able to put in another good performance and take three points.
"We’ve got a very good squad with a lot of quality in different positions which allows the gaffer to rotate the side. It bodes well for us with the games coming thick and fast.

"All the lads played well tonight and there’s going to be competition for places heading into the weekend. That’s a good thing. We need to keep pushing each other to get into the team so we can get the best out of the squad." 

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