TOWN striker Danny Cadamarteri is looking to add to his tally as Town head for Hereford on Saturday.
The 29-year-old striker notched his first goal of the campaign in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Cheltenham and he is looking to build on a sparkling 60 minutes against the Robins.
“Obviously I have had a couple of weeks out, so it was a case of trying to get through,” said the former Leeds United and Bradford City front-runner.
“I think it was just a case of the manager wanting to make a change because we had started so sloppily against Cheltenham.
“I am always delighted to get on the scoresheet, but we were hoping for a more positive result than we got.
“We started slowly but at least we began to pick up the pace and at the end I think we could have won it.”
Hampered by a calf injury over recent weeks, Cadamarteri made his return after a three-game absence and – given he is looking to win an extension to his contract – was happy with the impact he made.
“I think I had a decent run in the team but then picked up the injury which is very frustrating. Then I came back a little bit too soon and to be out again was even more frustrating,” said Cadamarteri.
“It’s great to be out on the pitch, that’s where we earn our living, and I feel more a benefit to the team out there than I am sat in the stands.
“We’re professionals and we want to win the game, but they put men behind the ball and then looked to hit us on the counter attack when we lost the ball.
“The important thing for us was to try and gain possession of the ball and create good chances, and not go gung-ho and get hit on the break.”
Having already scored, Cadamarteri was one of those up for taking the spot kick against Cheltenham after Michael Flynn had been fouled, but Robbie Williams was the man to claim the ball – only to have his shot saved by Robins keeper Scott Brown.
“With the penalty it was one of those where I would have liked to take it myself, but we all step up and Robbie was very confident,” explained Cadamarteri.
“In the last few weeks we have had a few shoot-outs in training and Robbie has done very well. But it was just unfortunate that having stepped up Robbie didn’t get as clean a connection as he normally would do.”
With eight games left to the end of the campaign Cadamarteri is just looking for Town to climb as high in the League I table as they can and build on a positive second period on Saturday.
“I think we put a lot of pressure on Cheltenham and carved out some reasonable opportunities,” he said.
“At the end I had a chance and I perhaps should have got a better connection on the header, which is disappointing from my point of view, but we had to be disappointed in the end that from the chances we created we only came away with a draw. We feel we should have won the game.
“But we have to try take positives out of it, and the fact is that from two goals down we have come back and, even looked like we possibly could have won it, we have to take that positivity into the next game.”