Matt Worthington is targeting adding more goals to his game after finding the net for the first time in the recent FA Cup replaywin at W*ymouth.

The 23-year-old header in the derby was his first goal since January 2020 when he scored in a 2-2 draw with Colchester United during the club’s first season back in the non-League.

Matt Worthington.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

He told the Gloverscast’s Ben Barrett that manager Darren Sarll had challenged him to add more goals from midfield having signed a new contract in the summer.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s trip to Yate Town in the FA Cup first round he said: “The manager and I had a lot of conversation of what he wanted from me, he wants me to add more goals which I want to do and take on a more leadership role to my game.

“I was delighted to sign, I wanted to get that sorted and at the moment I am enjoying my football and hopefully there are many more good performances to come.”

Having recently passed a century of appearances for the club, Worthington is the most experienced players in the squad in green-and-white.

He added: “There’s a bit more (of a need to take on more) seniority this year, but the new lads have come in and done really well.

“I am still only 23 myself but with the experience of games I have had I think I can help some of the young lads on their way.

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