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Maidstone United striker Zac Attwood determined to add further improvements to his game despite silencing the doubters

28 February 2014
by Craig Tucker

Zac Attwood (centre) is congratulated after opening the scoring against Grays in midweek Picture Andy Payton

Zac Attwood (centre) is congratulated after opening the scoring against Grays in midweek Picture: Andy Payton

Maidstone striker Zac Attwood has proved a few people wrong this season, but believes there’s still work to be done.

Attwood scored the first hat-trick of his career to fire Stones into the League Cup final on Tuesday night.

Boss Jay Saunders was warned Attwood would struggle to score when he signed him from Margate, but he has silenced the doubters by hitting 20 goals in league and cup.

The former Hastings man said: “I’ve not been in a side which creates so many chances. I probably got one chance a game at Hastings last year and if you didn’t take it, it was a long wait for another.

“My finishing is something I’ve worked on but I still need to get better. Even now I miss a few I should score, but you know there will always be another chance just around the corner.

“I scored a few as a kid but Tuesday was my first senior hat-trick. I was pleased with the header. Nobody was picking me up but it’s another area I need to work on.”

Reaching the FA Cup third round with Hastings last season will take some beating, but he’s delighted to be in the League Cup final.

He said: “The League Cup wasn’t a priority at the start of the season, but as you get through each round you start taking it seriously. I’ve not won a trophy before, so it would be nice for me if we could do it."

Read the full interview in Friday's Kent Messenger.

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