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Gower Aiming To Score 10 Goals This Season

Gower Aiming To Score 10 Goals This Season

After scoring 4 goals in pre-season, Mark Gower is aiming to get 10 this season in the Championship.

The winger struggled to net a single goal last season which he admitted affected his performances. But a hatrick on Saturday against Kilmarnock and his first goal against Palamos has given him a huge boost in confidence.

In the 2007/2008 season with Southend United, he scored 9 goals and he was hoping to get a similar amount the following year after joining the Swans on a free transfer.

After ditching the 'cursed' number 11 shirt and the arrival of new manager Paulo Sousa, Mark Gower has a fresh start with the Swans and he's confident he can meet his own target of 10 goals this season, he told the Evening Post:

'I have waited a long time to score at the Liberty,'

'It was nice to get a few — the more the merrier — and, hopefully, they will keep on coming now and I can make up for some lost time. The manager said to me when I came off that I needed to save a few for the Championship season, but these goals can't do me any harm.

'It's a massive confidence-booster for me and, hopefully, I can go on and get my share of goals this season. I scored 10 the last time I was in the Championship with Southend and I always start the season thinking I will be satisfied if I can reach double figures.'

'Confidence is big thing,'

'Things just kept happening last season — I hit the post, they were disallowed, keepers pulled off save after save.

'In the end I was just trying too hard. I was trying to knock the leather off the ball when I got a chance.

'I have had time to think about it over the summer and I've tried to be more relaxed. I'm trying to place the ball now and it's working.

'I got a bit anxious after not getting an early goal last year and I was too eager to impress. He told me the goals would come and I feel more relaxed.'


Mark Gower is also in the running to be the club's new penalty taker following the departure of Jason Scotland. Pintado has missed a few lately and after scoring from the spot on Saturday, he could take over as our new spot-kick taker:

'If a big centre-forward signs for the club in the next week and says he wants them I'm not going to argue with him,' he said. 'But at the moment I would like to think it could be me.

'I said to the captain before the game (on Saturday) that I would like to do it and I scored one, so as it stands I think I am taking them.'


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday August 3 2009
Time: 12:29PM

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if he's going to be our penalty taker he should aim for 15!
GThomas
03/08/2009 12:57:00
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Ye took his penalty well against Killie!
trueswan16
03/08/2009 13:12:00
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Makes you wonder why he hasn't taken a pen before? I know Jason took them but surely he should have had one.
Swan4eva
03/08/2009 15:57:00
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To score the penalty was a confidence booster at home. The second goal hit him and went in, but well done for being in the right place. His third goal was a peach, a curler rather than a power blaster. If he continues like this, then he will score more goals than his shirt number last season.
willow
03/08/2009 19:35:00
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