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Cook: there's more to come

19 October 2018

He has scored five goals already but Andy Cook insists there is still more to come, admitting he tends to start seasons slowly.

At this stage in the last three seasons, the 28-year-old had scored five, seven and nine goals for his respective clubs, Barrow and Tranmere Rovers, before going on to finish with 23, 24 and 28-goal hauls.

And despite being the Saddlers' top scorer, the forward is adamant he has more to offer.

“It should be more than five,” said Cook, who celebrated his birthday yesterday.

“I have come into the club with a record of scoring goals but over the last few years I have started slow.

“I know the goals are going to come. It’s just about taking my chances. The one against Middlesbrough in the Checkatrade Trophy, I felt as though I needed that.

“After a couple of games not scoring I needed it and hopefully I can carry on scoring now.

“I think last year I scored a similar amount to what I have now. And I think I was around the same the year before.

“Obviously it’s no excuse but hopefully I will pick up now and start scoring more regularly.”

Cook still rues missed opportunities that have come and gone during the 16 games he has played so far this term.

“The one miss that frustrated me the most was the chance at Scunthorpe,” he continued.

“It’s my bread and butter, that.

“I think I might have caught the header too sweet. I was so disappointed I didn’t put that in.

“I know I should have scored that. It’s what I thrive off, those sorts of chances.”

And the striker believes maintaining a positive mindset is essential.

“You have got to go into games with the mindset that you are going to score.

“If you go into a game not thinking you are going to get a chance, I don’t think you’ll get in the right positions.

“I go into every game thinking I’m going to score. If I don’t, I’m disappointed. But if the team wins that is the main thing.

“It’s about getting points on the board, not who scores the goals.”

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