WREXHAM striker Shaun Whalley, who has scored two goals in three games, last night promised the club’s fans that there are more to come.
The 21-year-old struck late on in Sunday’s visit to Rushden & Diamonds to secure a point for the Dragons in a 1-1 draw and admitted he was delighted to have made such a promising start to the campaign.
“It’s just what I wanted,” he said. “When the fixture list came out we knew we were in for a tough start because we were facing four of the stronger clubs and two of them away.
“For me to score two in three is obviously a boost to my confidence and now I just want to kick on and grab a lot more.”
One of manager Brian Little’s summer signings, Whalley opened his Wrexham account in the 5-0 drubbing of Stevenage Borough but he believes the margin of victory was misleading.
“It certainly raised the level of expectation amongst the fans and maybe affected us a bit as well,” he added.
“But we were brought down to earth at York (Wrexham lost 1-0) because they were a strong physical side who managed to knock us out of our stride.
“We had a couple of half chances and their keeper made a superb save from Carl Tremarco, but they probably just about deserved to win it.
“So in many respects, a draw at Rushden was not a bad result for us, even though on another day we might have taken all three points.
“I thought they were a better side than Stevenage and we will look to go one better against Oxford United on Thursday.”
Whalley is the first to accept that his career to date has been inconsistent, but he believes Little and Racecourse coaches Martin Foyle and Brian Carey, will bring out his best qualities.
“I’ve always been pretty confident in my own ability, but I know I have not achieved the standards I would have liked on a more regular basis,” he said.
“But I’m enjoying my work at Wrexham and I believe that if I do well I’ll do very, very well and hopefully the club will get the benefit.
“I’m keen to improve and I want to score more goals, but the most important thing is for the club to progress and win promotion.”