Date: 24th October 2006 at 10:19pm
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Chester City manager Mark Wright has been willing the enthusiastic former Doncaster Rovers forward Gregg Blundell to demonstrate his goalscoring potential in recent weeks as Chester have produced a six-game unbeaten run.

Blundell came close to scoring on a number of occasions during City`s 2-1 home victory against Hartlepool on Friday night, and Wright believes his striker will eventually profit from his hard work.



Wright said: ‘Things will start to happen for Gregg if he continues to work as hard as he did and if he continues to provide as much effort in a game.

‘I thought our front two of Jon Walters and Gregg were a lot closer and worked a lot harder against Hartlepool as a pair, and I was also pleased with Simon Marples and Roberto Martinez.’

Blundell admitted he had been disappointed he hadn`t scored as many goals as he would have liked but insisted he would continue to search for openings.

He said: “When you`re lucks down things don`t normally go according to plan, but the strikers have been under the cosh a little bit in recent weeks.

“I was pleased that Jon (Walters) managed to score on Friday night because as a partnership it felt like we got something out of the match.

“I could feel the crowd were willing me to score because I think they appreciate that I`m working hard to try and score, but unfortunately my shots just haven`t been dropping in.

“I know what it`s like not to score because I`ve felt similar situations at Northwich and Doncaster. I just hope I can take a chance like the one that fell for Jon against Hartlepool so it will help me get up and running.

“I don`t think it`s just about patience because I feel I`m playing well. In the past I`ve felt I haven`t really been contributing for the team, but the last few games I feel like I`m playing the way I should and it`s just a matter of time before I start scoring goals.”