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Dartford loan striker Matt Godden recalled by parent club Scunthorpe United

18 December 2013
by Steve Tervet

Matt Godden

Matt Godden

Matt Godden has played his last game for Dartford after being recalled from his loan by Scunthorpe United.

The 22-year-old striker made nine appearances for the Darts, scoring five times, and had been due to stay until January 4.

But the League 2 side, under the interim management of Russ Wilcox following the sacking of Brian Laws, called Godden back on Tuesday evening.

He said: "The manager wants me back up there, involved at Scunthorpe. He’s only got the job until January.

"I’ve always got on well with Russ. Hopefully this is the start of something for me. I’m fully-fit and scoring goals.

"There was a 24-hour recall in my contract and Christmas is the busiest time (in terms of fixtures), so I wasn’t really surprised to get the call."

Godden scored a hat-trick, including a last-gasp winner, when Dartford beat Hyde 4-3 on October 19.

But his loan spell was a stop-start affair, interrupted by a calf injury and ineligbility for FA Cup ties against Ebbsfleet and Salisbury.

Godden said: "When I first got here, we were four unbeaten. I enjoyed the first month, how I was playing, and I was delighted to get the hat-trick.

"It was frustrating (to miss the cup games), especially as I was confident and fully-fit.

"When I first came here, it was off the back of an injury, so to play games and score goals was good for me."

Godden could be involved for Scunthorpe when they entertain Morecambe in League 2 on Saturday.


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