Josh Gordon Keen to Kick On Following Bantams Brace

Walsall's two-goal hero Josh Gordon, who bagged a brace as the Saddlers defeated Bradford City 3-2 at the weekend, has spoken to the press and insisted that he always backed himself to get among the goals, revealing that he just tried to keep things simple against the Bantams.
Gordon, a former Stafford Rangers and Leicester City prospect, was given a huge task as teammate Andy Cook received his marching orders just six-minutes into the match, forcing Josh to take a more central role. changing much of what he and his teammates had worked on in training over the week.

24-year-old Gordon, who hadn't scored since the 3-1 home defeat to Bristol Rover on Boxing Day, has now scored six-goals since arriving at Banks's Stadium over the summer and is keen to continue in the first-team and help his team to move further away from the relegation zone over the coming weeks.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Josh said; "I simplified my game, I stripped things back and tried not to do too much. I knew I had to be that target man because Cookie went off so I just tried to do what I knew I was good at.

"I just wanted to get back to playing how I played at Leicester and at Stafford Rangers. Getting the first goal boosted my confidence and to then get the second was a great feeling. But I have always had belief in myself.

"I have had a lot of bad press, I have critics, but I know what I can do. People were questioning what I could do, but those goals were for me. Now I can carry on doing what I know I can do."

As well as well-earned brace, the attacker displayed plenty of heart and desire, working his socks off against the Bantams, helping his side to hold on to their narrow lead. The striker, who was replaced by Aramide Oteh for the final seven minutes, admitted it was a huge relief when he heard the final whistle.

Josh continued; "I had to come off because I had cramp – I just couldn’t carry on anymore. I was sitting there praying, just watching the clock run down. When I saw four minutes stoppage time, I couldn’t believe it.

"But when I heard that whistle I jumped up, it was so much weight off our shoulders even if it is just for a week. But it is not over yet. We have got big games coming up, but it’s nice to have a platform from which we can build."
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