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Ebbsfleet midfielder Sean Shields keen to contribute more goals to the cause

Sean Shields wants to add more goals to his game.

The Ebbsleet midfielder netted his fifth of the season in the 4-0 win over Concord on Saturday, halfway towards the target he has set himself.

Shields can thank referee Lloyd Wood for the opportunity. The official chose to play on when Sam Deering was floored in the box by visiting goalkeeper Bailey Vose, the ball falling to Shields who rifled home into the roof of the net.

Sean Shields congratulated after scoring for Fleet on Saturday Picture: Andy Payton
Sean Shields congratulated after scoring for Fleet on Saturday Picture: Andy Payton

Shields said: “It was a good advantage to play and it’s always nice to pop up with a goal. I want to score more and certainly feel I have an eye for goal.

“All parts of the game are different, defensively and attacking, but I will always look to get into the box when I get the chance to come in from the line.

“It was important to start the month well and carry on the run after a good January. We have got a lot of momentum from that, made a great start to the game, and looked solid.”

Shields is enjoying a regular spot in the side, after three loan moves last season, but admitted Ebbsfleet was the only place he wanted to play.

He spent spells at Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead and Margate last season with the latter keen to sign him, before the deal fell through.

He said: “I missed the first 15 games of last season because of injury and enjoyed my time there 100% but I spoke to the gaffer and said I wanted to be a big part of things here.

“There is a lot of confidence at the club at the moment on and off the pitch.

“We want to get promoted. We are hungry and ambitious players – with a young manager who is the same.”

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