Goal Fuels Forrester Fire

Will Forrester celebration

Will Forrester wants in-form Wanderers to stay on a roll after his first goal for the club helped extend the Whites’ winning run.

Forrester headed the third goal in Wanderers’ slick 4-0 FA Cup victory over Solihull Moors last Saturday to set up a second-round tie at home to Harrogate Town at the start of next month.

Ian Evatt’s men now turn their attention back to League One with a trip to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night when they will be seeking a fifth successive win after nullifying any threat of an upset against the National League side at the weekend.

“I think we showed the right mind-set,” said Forrester. “I think the four goals have added to the confidence and now we can carry on this good form into the league.

“We focus on the next challenge in front of us, which is obviously Shrewsbury. We’ve just got to keep building on it now and keep this run going.

Forrester goal Solihull

“Good teams have got to get on a run to get out of this league so I think it’s important we keep it going.”

Forrester marked his return to the starting line-up with his first Wanderers’ goal – powering home a corner from Aaron Morley – and hopes there are more to follow when he is next called upon by boss Ian Evatt, whose side sits third in the table after winning five of their last six league games.

“I was delighted to get my first competitive goal for the club,” added the defender, who took his number of starts across all competitions into double figures following his summer signing from Port Vale.

“Every season I like to set myself a target of six goals – whether it’s from set-pieces or stepping in and rifling one in the stanchion.

“That doesn’t come often but it’s something that’s important for me to add to my game and hopefully I can get on the end of a few more crosses.

Forrester, Morley, Iredale

“Azza is probably one of the most technical players I’ve ever played with and you just know every time we get a set-piece it’s going to be on the money, so it’s just about getting in the right areas and attacking it aggressively.

“I think the competition for places is probably the highest it’s ever been. People come in, play well and then another person comes in and plays well.

“It’s a headache for the gaffer really but it’s a headache he wants. It shows the depth of the squad we’ve got. It’s just about staying level-headed when you’re not playing and when you are playing taking that opportunity.

“We are all a team in there so even of we’re not playing the lads who are on the bench are always getting behind the starting XI and I think that’s massively important.”

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