Fleetwood Town striker is hungry for more goals

Fleetwood Town striker Jordy Hiwula
Fleetwood Town striker Jordy Hiwula
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He managed to end his goal drought recently and now Fleetwood Town’s top scorer Jordy Hiwula is hungry for more.

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Huddersfield loanee Hiwula netted his 11th of the term in all competitions off the bench in the 2-0 win at Rochdale last week.

He nearly made it two in two but the supersub was thwarted by a fine save from Northampton Town keeper Richard O’Donnell just before Cian Bolger made it 2-0 on Saturday.

That strike was the 22-year-old’s first in the league since he scored in the 4-2 defeat at Walsall in November.

Four of those efforts have come in the cup and now Hiwula is aiming to build on his seven league goals in these final eight games to help Town, who are five points above the drop zone heading to AFC Wimbledon, stay in League One.

He said: “It has been a long time coming since I scored in the league but I feel like now I’ve scored hopefully I can get a few more between now and the end of the season.

“On a personal note, I want to try and get as many goals from now until the end of the season.

“I didn’t really set myself targets at the start of the season but I feel like I’m doing well so far, I just need to carry on going.

“That would be a good aim to try and get double figures in the league and try and push on from there.

“As a team we are doing really well, we just need to keep on pushing.”

Hiwula is yet to start under new boss John Sheridan who is unbeaten in his first five games after taking over the reins from Uwe Rosler earlier this year.

After impressing off the bench in Sheridan’s first victory at Rochdale and the win over Northampton the forward is hopeful of getting the nod at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

However, Hiwula understands he has to keep his work rate up in training and take his chances if he wants to force his way into the starting line-up.

He said: “Whether I get 10 minutes or two minutes I’ve just got to get on there and show what I can do and just try to get into the starting XI the team is doing really well at the moment, a bit hard to get in but just have to keep working hard to try and get back into the team.

“I’m ready to go whether he picks me or I come off the bench I am always going to give 100 percent.

“I feel like I’m doing well in training and every time I’ve come off the bench I’ve always made an impact so I just need to keep on going.”