ROBBIE SIMPSON is up and running – and ready to continue his hunt for Town goals at MK Dons today.
The 20-year-old former Coventry striker made his second start in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first-round tie win at Rotherham on Tuesday.
And he needed only seven minutes to head what he hopes will be the first of a string of goals in Town colours.
“I’ve had to be patient, and I know I might not make the starting side today,” said Simpson, who competes with six-goal pair Jordan Rhodes and Theo Robinson as well as Lee Novak for a frontline berth.
“I started the first League I game down at Southend, then got rested for the Carling Cup tie against Stockport, when Jordan scored twice.
“Then I was hit by a bout of illness, which laid me low for four days, and in that time, the other lads all staked their claims, which is fair enough.
“There’s some really tough competition here, but I’m enjoying myself at the club.”
Town juniors aims to maintain their unbeaten FA Premier Academy League record against Crewe at Storthes Hall today (11.00).