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David Amoo believes Vale have laid the foundation for a good season

11 August 2019

New signing and instant fan favourite, David Amoo, said he is “really enjoying” playing for Vale, following their 1-1 draw against Northampton Town, in which he scored his first goal for the club.

Amoo was able to score on his home debut, with a goal that took some fans by surprise, as the winger, who is remembered for his 30-yard screamer against Fleetwood, rose above the Northampton defence to score a header from a David Worrall corner.

The former London sprinter was not so shocked to have scored a header however, as he believes they are something he has always had in his locker, despite being best known for his ability to run at and take on defenders.  

That skill, something he did not get chance to display at Colchester the week prior, was showcased on Saturday, taking advantage of the widened home pitch, to become a catalyst of Vale attacks, and Amoo hoped he will continue to help the team out however he can as the season rolls on.

He said: “It’s [heading] part of my game, I used to score more headers, but I definitely want to get back into the habit of scoring headers, and get more goals from different avenues.

“I think games are going to be different, [against] Colchester I think we were more camped in and it was a bit more of a defensive display needed.

“This week there was a bit more space, a bit more opening, so I take it week by week and anyway I can help the team, defensively or attacking, I just try and help.”

Amoo, who has been playing a key role in the side, believes that there have been plenty of positives already throughout the team, and that as the hard work continues, they will be able to turn those draws into wins and have a successful season.   

The Vale were dealt arguably one of the toughest starts to the season for the opening five games, but they were left frustrated after yesterday’s draw, feeling they should have got all three points.  

The team have displayed their ability to create opportunities, forging 26 shots across their first two games, and Amoo believes that once they start converting a few more chances, the confidence will grow and the team will be able to push forwards.

He said: “I think we’ve been hard to beat, we’ve scored goals and we’ve created chances as well, so there’s just little fine tuning things to improve on.

“As I’ve said, there’s a lot of improvements showing from this week to last week and we’re going to carry on getting better the more we work with each other, and the chemistry will get better as well.

“I’m really enjoying it, I’ve got some good players and they’ve welcomed me really well and the staff have as well, so it’s a great club to be at and I’m really enjoying myself.”


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