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Chiedozie relishing life at Gate

Chiedozie relishing life at Gate

It was a convincing display from The Gate who controlled the qualifying tie to seal a 3-1 win over East Grinstead. Chiedozie caused the visitor’s defence a headache all afternoon, but there’s more to come, according to the striker.

He said; “It’s been a good start, I’ve had a fair few chances and I’m pleased to get off the mark. I’m still working towards full match day fitness, so I’m hoping as I keep building up the minutes that will come through and help my sharpness.”

“For me, I don’t feel I’m at 100% yet. So it’s been about putting in good performances and the goals have been a bonus. The team is playing well and creating chances, so sooner rather than later I’ll be taking those and getting more goals.”

Whilst the Player of the Match was delighted to get on the score sheet, he was quick to credit his teammates, crafting the opportunities for him to convert. Reflecting on his two-goals, Chiedozie said:

“Sess was getting a lot of joy down the right, so I said to him shortly before about whipping crosses in nice and early so the next time he got the ball I knew what to expect, so I just made a run back post.”

“For the second goal, it was a case of making the most of getting in behind, so I took the risk with the run and it was good to get the finish and the goal for us.”

Chiedozie’s display earned plaudits from several young fans who waited to meet their FA Cup hero after the game. It was a moment that reiterated the special nature of English football’s oldest competition and Chiedozie is keen to reward fans further in future rounds.

“Cup competitions have always been good for me. When I was at Concord I had some good runs there. It’s a different atmosphere in the FA Cup, a different buzz and it’s great for both players and fans.”

“There are a lot of young fans here, smiling and shouting your name and it’s a really good place to be.”

And it’s a place Chiedozie has committed his future to, impressed and motivated by the vision of Manager Steven Watt.

“I’ve been at a few clubs at non-league level and in the professional game but I’ve been at places where the ambition has been to secure mid-table finishes. I spoke to the Gaffer during pre-season and I liked what he was aiming for.”

“Being offered a two-year deal was appealing to me, because I want to stay at the club for a while, do well and get a run of games.”

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Monday, 04 September 2017
By Charlotte Richardson

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