In-form frontman Ben Armour has scored four goals in our opening two Development League West outings and puts his scorching start to the season down to honing his craft with the first-team squad on a regular basis.
When asked about his scoring record, he said:
“I’ve been delighted obviously to get two goals against a tough Ayr team, and to get another two goals when we won 5-1 against Clyde was great.
“As a striker it’s brilliant because that’s where your confidence comes from. I’ve got four in two so far and hopefully I can keep it going.
“I’ve had quite a good pre-season and lifted my sharpness. I’ve worked away on my fitness, positioning and finishing – things like that.
“And I’ve been training with the first-team a lot more than I was last year so far and I believe that’s really helped me.
“It’s raised my game and made me increase my performance levels and given me more confidence going into games.”
Jim Duffy attends all Under-20s fixtures and the 19-year-old hopes to have caught the manager’s eye with his scoring exploits – and his performances :
“It’s a great incentive that the manager is watching and it’s great that he comes to the games and gives us all an opportunity to impress.
“Scoring goals is a way to catch his eye. I know that’s what everybody says, but I know he’s also watching for performances as well, so I have to get the balance with both.”
Darren Barr’s Under-20s face Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill tonight, and Armour is hoping for a far more favourable outcome than last season’s shock 4-0 loss at the same venue:
“I’m looking forward to it. I know Albion Rovers will be a tough game – it was last year. They actually ended our unbeaten run in the league.
“So it will be a very tough game, but hopefully I can continue the scoring. But I’ll be delighted if the team can get three points even if I don’t score.”
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