Kachunga Joy At Opening Goal

Elias Kachunga was delighted to get on the score sheet as Wanderers underlined their striking power.

Kachunga opened his account for the season as Wanderers booked their place in round two of the Carabao Cup with an impressive 5-1 win over Salford City.

The frontman showed great strength to nod home the equaliser before setting up strike partner Jon Dadi Bodvarsson at the end of a fantastic move as Ian Evatt’s men lead at half-time.

And with five different players getting on the scoresheet, Kachunga believes the whole squad is ready to step up when needed.

“I think everyone out on the pitch showed that they’re ready to play and we that we can put on a good performance,” said Kachunga, who has been used off the bench in Wanderers’ opening two league games.

“Obviously, I was burning to play and got the chance so I wanted to show the gaffer that I can help the team.

“As a striker it’s always good to score goals so, I’m very pleased with that.”

The victory over League Two side Salford means Wanderers going into Wednesday night’s second-round draw – where they will be ball number 3 in the northern section – which will take place live on Sky Sports following the first-round tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland.

The Premier League clubs not competing in Europe enter the competition at this stage and Kachunga is hoping to continue a run.

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“It doesn’t matter which team is coming (in round two),” he added.

“After a performance like this, it shows that everyone is buzzing to play and it doesn’t matter which opponent is coming.

“We are trying to win games and we did this tonight. If everyone keeps pushing each other it can only be good for the team.

“We’re looking forward to the next game.”

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