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INTERVIEW: Feeling really confident

18 July 2013

Mark Beck on scoring goals

We spoke to striker Mark Beck after he scored a dubious hat-trick against Garforth in the friendly game on Tuesday night. 

"I do seem to have a knack of scoring in friendlies and it's nice to get another couple tonight," he said. "The first one was a bit dubious but I'll take it if they're going to put my name down on the score sheet!"

"Scoring goals is what gives a striker confidence and it's always nice to get them," he admitted. "For the first one the cross came in and a couple of the defenders got touches. Alex [Salmon] is claiming a touch as well, but he wasn't anywhere near it. 

"I think it was an own goal but if it looked like I got the final touch then I'll definitely take it." 

"I was pleased with the finishes for the other two," he told us. "I'm not really used to scoring from outside the box so it was nice to get that one with my left foot. Dave [Symington] set me up perfectly for the header and I didn't even have to move. I managed to guide it into the corner which was nice." 

"I am feeling really confident at the minute," he confirmed. "That comes with scoring goals and getting time on the pitch, which I'm really enjoying. Even though we were probably expected to beat Garforth it's still nice to go out and put on a good display. 

"The first couple of friendly games weren't the best in terms of performance, but that's what they're for. I can feel my match sharpness coming back now and I think most of the running is out of the way. That means we can focus on the games." 

"Bolton and Burnley are both big teams and it would be great to get some pitch time against them," he concluded. "Hopefully I can show the gaffer what I can do so that I'm in his thoughts when it comes to selecting the team to play Leyton Orient."

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