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Dover defender Richard Orlu on goals and the ambition that drives him and team-mates to improve every season

Richard Orlu admits he enjoys scoring goals but four in 66 league games confirms he is not prolific.

The 27-year-old Dover defender opened his account for the season with the second in the 3-1 win against Barrow and immediately credited team-mate Nicky Deverdics for setting it up.

Orlu said: "I was holding back a little bit, and there seemed to be a massive space opening up in front of me.

Richard Orlu Pic; Alan Langley
Richard Orlu Pic; Alan Langley

"Nick had the ball and has got a great weight of pass, he saw me, heard the call. rolled it into me, I didn't have to take a touch, and just hit it first time, and tried to hit the target.

"The keeper got a hand to it, it seemed to squirm under him, but I am not complaining.

"When you get there you just think first and foremost hit the target and make him work and I did - but credit to Devs for the pass.

"It doesn't mean I am going to storm forward, and thinking I am going to score every week, but if I can chip in with a goal to help the team it will be great."

Orlu, a driver by day, is now in his third season at Crabble after moving from Canvey Island.

He added: "We have looked to push on every season I have been here and I love the ambition.

"A good organised well drilled team will always beat a bunch of good individuals - there are a lot of those in this league, but as long as we stick together, I am sure we will beat anyone we come up against."

"Players like Sam Magri and Sean Raggett are getting better and better.

"They are still young and so have got so much improvement still in them."

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