Goal Glee For Sadlier

Kieran Sadlier was happy to play a part in Wanderers’ goal-scoring revival as he kept up his impressive strike-rate with the Whites.

Sadlier came off the bench to add Wanderers’ late third in their 3-0 Papas Johns Trophy win over Leeds United’s U21s.

The versatile forward rounded United’s former Everton keeper Joel Robles to deliver a clinical finish as Ian Evatt’s men wrapped up the win which secured top spot in Group B and a home tie in the last 32 of the competition.

And after three league games without a goal, it was just what Wanderers needed to restore their momentum.

“It was a good scoreline in the end, and we played some really nice football. It’s a good way to finish the last game in the group,” said Sadlier, whose fourth goal of the season made him Wanderers’ joint leading scorer.

“It was just about winning in general as well, with the run we’ve been on recently. It’s nice to score some goals again and get playing some of our stuff.

“I enjoyed it when I was on the pitch, and it was good to watch some of the lads play some really nice stuff as well when I was sitting there watching. It was a good all-round night.

“Every time I play, I want to make a difference, especially in that attacking end of the pitch where it’s predominantly where I play. It was nice to get a goal and I’m pleased with it.

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“I just try to do my best every time I play. I try to stay calm in front of goal and I enjoy scoring goals. It’s one of the things I love doing, scoring goals, and creating, and that’s what I try to add to the team.”

Sadlier has frequently been used as a substitute so far in his Wanderers’ career but has still weighed in with eight goals since his debut in February.

The former Rotherham and Doncaster man, who has played in a variety of roles from wing-back to a central attacking position, is yet to start a league game this season.

But the 28-year-old likely to be involved in some capacity at Accrington Stanley on Saturday when the Whites will be looking to build on their cup success and secure a first win in four league games.

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“Everyone has droughts, and everyone misses, but tonight we scored some good goals, and, in this competition, we scored quite a lot of goals as well to be fair,” added Sadlier.

“Now the goals are coming, we’ve got great finishers in the team and I’m just happy to have added my goal.

“Obviously the league is our main concern. We’re looking forward to the game on Saturday. We need a good performance, and we want a good performance and a win.”

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