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George: I want more goals

5 June 2015

Creator targets improvement next season

George Francomb says he is determined to add more goals to his game next season after earning a reputation as a creator for other players to find the net.

The 23-year-old winger had his most consistent season yet as he made 44 appearances and claimed plenty of assists during the last campaign.

However, his tally of four goals during 2014/15 is something Francomb is desperate to improve upon when the next season gets underway.

“As a team we work on crosses a lot,” said Francomb. “The manager likes us to play good football, but when we get into advanced positions he wants us to get crosses in. In the first half of last season it worked a treat, particularly when we had Matt Tubbs alongside Bayo. We got so many goals like that. Next season I will strive to continue providing goals. Last season was good for me in that respect because I was near the top of the assists chart for League 2, but I would like to score more goals.

“Last season I got four goals and I think I got the same the season before. I want to try and get about eight goals next season, which would be a good return. I scored a penalty at Mansfield last season and hopefully I will get a few more opportunities from the spot. I will put myself forward for that if required.”

Next season will be Francomb’s third full campaign at AFC Wimbledon after the club took up the option on his contract and he believes that Neal Ardley will make the squad stronger for next season.

“Around Christmas time last season it looked like we could challenge for the play-offs, but it just never happened for us,” added Francomb. “There was a lot of instability in defence with Alan Bennett and Adam Barrett leaving and Andy Frampton retiring. I think the manager will be looking to have good pairings at the back next season and we need to try and replace Matt Tubbs. That is up to the manager, but I am sure he will get it right. We have to be looking higher up the table next season and stay strong until the end.”

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