Eight-goal Town have better to come says Ball

David Ball in action against Colchester
David Ball in action against Colchester
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David Ball insists there’s better to come from Fleetwood Town - despite an eight-goal haul in two games.

Ball scored the second in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Colchester United - a result which kept up the momentum kick-started by a 4-3 victory at Bury seven-days-ago.

It was a big moment for the 25-year-old striker, who made a dramatic return to Highbury in the closing weeks of the summer.

Ball was one of 17 players released at the start of the summer.

He trained with Wigan Athletic and held talks with a number of League One and Championship sides.

But a late change of heart put an offer on the table from the Highbury club - Ball quick to accept a move back to the Fylde coast.

“I’m feeling good,” he said.

“I’m delighted to be back.

“We’ve had a couple of good wins as well, plenty of goals since I’ve come into the side.

I’m just delighted to be back here playing for Fleetwood.”

Ball is one of the most experienced men in Graham Alexander’s new look Town line-up, a side which in the last two games has thrown caution to the wind.

And the former Manchester City forward is desperate to see that style continue.

“This is the standard we’ve set ourselves now,” said Ball

“We’ve got to keep playing that attacking football, to go out and cause teams problems.

“We have to get out there and score goals.

“Wins breed confidence and we have to stay positive

“But we know we can be better - a start like that could have been punished.

“But it’s positive in the dressing room at the moment and lads like myself have to keep it going.”

Ball’s first of the campaign was something of a stroke of luck - Antoni Sarcevic perfectly picking the striker’s run, defender Alex Wynter providing the deflection which took his shot over former Blackpool keeper Elliott Parrish.

“I’d take 20 like that in a season,” joked Ball.

“It’ s just good to get off the mark, it’s come off his foot and lobbed the keeper.

“It’s a good ball from Sarce (Sarcevic) and the lads closed me down.

“It’s just a potshot but it’s taken that deflection off his shinpad, up and over.

“But I’ll take that every time.”

Next up for Fleetwood is a trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

And Ball believes Fleetwood will have to dig deep and find an even stronger display to stay on a role.

He said: “It’s going to be a tough game next weekend and we’re going to have to turn it up another 20 per cent over Saturday to go there and get a result.”