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Fit-again Glover on goal mission
11:00am Saturday 15th December 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
DANNY Glover is determined to make up for lost time and reach his goal-scoring target for Worcester City.
The striker is now back and raring to go for Carl Heeley’s team following six weeks on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.
Glover missed seven games for the St George’s Lane club during that period but returned as a second-half substitute in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Halifax.
Now he wants to force his way back into the starting 11 and better last season’s effort of 21 goals which helped former club Nuneaton Town to promotion from Blue Square Bet North.
The 23-year-old, who has five goals to his name so far this term, said: “I was disappointed with missing so many games, and important ones, but I can’t look to the past. I have got to push on and meet my targets and better what I did last year.
“I have got less time to do it so I need to get started.”
He added: “It’s been a long time – the injury dragged on a lot longer than I would have liked but hopefully I have got past the pain now and I need to get my match-fitness.
“I have trained the last two weeks and been doing my own bit when I can. I am building my base fitness up and I have got to build up my sharpness. I felt way off the pace last Saturday but that was to be expected.”
Glover will be hoping to be involved in today’s match against Bradford Park Avenue at the Lane (3pm) and he is calling on his team-mates to believe in their ability to succeed.
The striker said: “There are no easy games in this league, even teams at the bottom try and ruffle you to win games.
“But we are not picking up as many points against the teams around us as we would have liked.
“We have got to go and show a bit of confidence. We have got to believe we can beat these teams and we will do.
“I don’t think there’s anything between us and the teams above us. When we are on our game we can compete, we have just got to focus a bit more and see games out.”