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Match-winner Jack sets his sights high after wonder goal

Nineteen-year-old midfielder targets more

24 February 2021

Jack Rudoni said that the style of football implemented by Mark Robinson is playing to his strengths after his superb winner against Gillingham.

Speaking after the 1-0 win at Plough Lane, ‘Rudi’ said: “A few minutes before the goal I drove inside and decided to play up to Nesta, but this time when I got the ball in a similar position I thought, ‘let me just work a yard here’ and it was a good strike that went in. I was buzzing when it hit the net. I had been working on it during training and after training.

“When we are playing out there we are trying to work it more and switch the ball quicker. Hopefully the fans can see that as well. Once we switch the ball quicker it gives me more space out wide to drive at the full-backs and try to create stuff. That worked for me and the team. Me and DJ had a good link-up down that right side. I like playing with him, he’s a great lad. He had a great game and some of his crossing was excellent as well.

“I want to hit at least eight by the end of the season. It would be great to get double figures and I know I’m capable of it so I just have to keep working hard, get my head down, and try to rack up the numbers, so that I help the team out.”

Having joined us at the age of just 11, Jack is relishing working with our Head Coach Mark Robinson, who played a big part in bringing him through the academy ranks.

“I have known Robbo for I don’t know how many years! Working with him all the way through the ranks and for him to be my manager in the first-team is great. I know what he wants from us as a team and from me. I think the relationship I have with him works well. I know what he wants from me and he knows what my strengths are. It’s working well so far and long may it continue.

“It was a great team performance against a very physical side, but hopefully this is just the start. We need to start getting back to back wins now, that’s the next challenge. We are happy and we will celebrate the win, but we need to get back on it and focus for the weekend.

“The morale is good in the team and everyone is getting behind Robbo and his staff. We are all working together. It is the boys out there, so we have to look after ourselves out on the pitch. Whoever Robbo selects, we have to work together as a team. We did that and managed to get the three points.”

Click on the link below to watch Rob Cornell’s full interview with Jack.

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