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Linfield's Andy Waterworth keen to make up for lost time

By Stuart McKinley

Andy Waterworth is challenging himself to score more goals – and that's despite having a record of a goal a game in his fledgling Windsor Park career.

The Linfield striker scored both goals in the Blues 2-0 win over Dungannon Swifts on Saturday to take his tally to eight for the season, following his summer move from Big Two rivals Glentoran.

Waterworth may well have had more goals had he not missed 10 matches after breaking his leg after scoring against Fuglafjordur of the Faroe Islands on his debut in the Europa League.

And thats' why he wants to make up for that lost time.

"I was delighted with my goals against Dungannon. Goals are always special and they're hard to come by. Obviously, the more game time you get, the more of a chance you have to get on the score sheet," said Waterworth.

"Goals win games and scoring goals breeds confidence. The more goals you get, the more you want, so I just want this run to continue.

"I'm delighted to be on a bit of a goalscoring run but you don't get carried away, as there'll be times when the goals don't come, so you enjoy it while you can and while the good run continues."

Waterworth's contribution has won him praise from manager David Jeffrey and the 27-year-old former Northern Ireland international has played a major part in Linfield's run of seven successive league victories.

"Andrew Waterworth has had a massive impact – not just his own performance levels, but he has inspired others to up their game," said Jeffrey.

e BANGOR face Lurgan Celtic at Clandeboye Park tonight in the one remaining game in the last 16 of the NIFL League Cup, kick-off 7.45pm.

The winners of the tie will travel to Cliftonville in the quarter-finals.

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