MAGNO Vieira scored his first two goals of the season for Fleetwood Town at Ebbsfleet and wants more against Kidderminster tonight ... and this time he won’t face a dilemma over his celebrations.
Last season’s top scorer could be excused for celebrating wildly after breaking his duck, but he admits he hadn’t planned to do so.
Having turned Town’s 1-0 half-time deficit into a 2-1 lead at the home of his former club, the striker confessed: “I didn’t want to celebrate because the fans there were great for me.
“But it was a crucial goal and a turning point in the game, and I couldn’t control myself.
“It’s good to be scoring again but everyone was top-class second half and we deserved the win.”
The Brazilian said of his precious strikes: “For the first, Sedds got the perfect quick cross over and I got the right contact. The second was a piece of quick thinking and I just hit it as hard as I could.”
To complete a fine day, Vieira also set up the third for in-form winger Jamie Vardy. “There is no way he is going to miss a one on one at the moment because he’s on fire,” added Vieira.
The striker felt Town’s superior fitness also told on Saturday, which was testimony to all their hard work over the summer.
“Ebbsfleet are a physical team and they showed that in the first half. But we are fitter this season and you could see that towards the end of the game, when the boys were still full of running and fighting for every ball.”
Gareth Seddon, who laid on Vieira’s opener, agrees. He said: “We have changed a few things in training and we are looking a lot sharper now.
“We have speed in our legs and with Vardy we have pace to burn.
“We have concentrated on tight defence and Junior Brown was superb in his first game back. With the pace we have we are going to cause problems on the counter-attack.”
No-one loves to score more than Seddon but he is just as happy to lay the goals on for team-mates.
He explained: “The gaffer knows the role he wants me to play and I’ve told him I don’t mind doing the donkey work, winning tackles and headers.
“I don’t mind only scoring five goals this season if I’m helping the likes of Magno, Mangan and Vardy to get 20. That’s what I’m there for.
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