Andy backs himself for more goal

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FLEETWOOD Town FA Cup hero Andy Mangan is backing himself to score plenty more goals this seasos ... but he warns that visitors Stockport could be tough to break down at Highbury tonight.

Mangan broke the deadlock in Town’s historic 2-0 second-round win over Wycombe last Saturday, taking his tally to seven for the season.

And the former Blackpool trainee is satisfied with his strikerate since his summer move from Wrexham, though he’d love to be on target against County again this evening.

The 25-year-old, whose stoppage-time strike sealed Town’s 4-2 win at Stockport in September, said: “I’ve only played 14 games, so seven in 14 isn’t a bad return, especially as I’ve played all over. I’m quite happy with that. Of course I want more and more will come. I just need to keep on working hard in training.

“I’m confident in my ability to score goals. We are creating a lot of chances as a team, so there will be goals in our games.

“But we need three points to back up last weekend’s great result, and we must look no further than that.”

Stockport are playing their first match since Jim Gannon replaced Dietmar Hamann for a second stint as manager, and Mangan fears that will make them a tougher nut to crack.

He added: “Obviously it’s going to be tough again. Their manager left a couple of weeks ago and Jim Gannon has come back, so that will be a big plus for them and we’ll have to be at our best to beat them.”

Today’s match kicks off at 5.45pm because of live coverage on subscription channel Premier Sports TV.