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INTERVIEW: I'm here to score goals

20 February 2015

Charlie Wyke on settling in at Brunton Park

University of Cumbria Journalism student Jak Harris grabbed a word with in-form striker Charlie Wyke after training on Thursday to discuss the fine start he is having to his Carlisle career.

His first four starts for the club have brought about an impressive return of four goals for the north-east marksman.

“It’s been a perfect start for me,” he said. “I’ve come here to score goals and do what the gaffer has asked me to do. I just wanted to get off to a good start and score as many as I could, and that’s happened for me.”

Charlie’s recent goal scoring exploits have seen him quickly become a firm favourite within the ranks of the Blues’ faithful. And he confirmed that he has been receiving positive messages from the fans over social media, and in person.

“The fans have been great,” he confirmed. “I’ve been getting good tweets and people in the street have been coming up to me. Everything has been fantastic regarding the fans.”

And the big forward told us that his mindset on the move to Cumbria was a bit different, having previously only experienced loan moves, and that he is fully focussed on the new challenges he faces with the Cumbrians.

“When you’re on loan you know you always have something to fall back on,” he said. “This is different. This is my club now; it’s the club I’m playing for. I want to do well for the Carlisle but, obviously, also for myself.

“I’d made a lot of good mates over in Middlesbrough, so it was hard to leave, but I knew it had to be done to help me progress with the rest of my career.

“It’s just one of those things. Obviously it would have been great to play for my home town club, but it didn’t happen and there’s nothing I can do about that now.”

Looking forward to the home game with Wycombe this Saturday, he said: “They’re a good team and they’re up there for a reason. 

“They’ll be strong and physical, but if we keep doing the positive things we’ve been doing in recent weeks I’m sure the results will start going in our favour.”

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