Wolverhampton Wanderers talent Conor Carty has his sights set on scoring more goals.
The 19-year-old was the hero of the hour on Monday night in the U23s game against Newcastle United.
The striker popped up right at the death for Wolves, after Newcastle had staged a comeback in the game.
The young Magpies, who were joined by Jonjo Shelvey, had found themselves 2-0 down, but got back on terms.
But Wolves would come away with all three points, when Carty picked up the ball in the box and shot on the turn.
He will score much cleaner goals in his career, but maybe he won’t score too many sweeter given the timing and importance.
That was Carty’s first of the season, and it’s helped James Collins’ side back into the top five.
Carty now hopes the floodgates will open, having spurned some good chances in previous games.
He said: “At this stage of the season, in the games running up to Christmas, I’d want maybe another five or six goals to add to the tally, and hopefully after Christmas I can go on a run.”
Carty eyeing the goal trail
It may have deflected slightly, but Carty did take his goal well.
The striker now needs to kick on, and hopefully more goals are in the offing for him.
Carty also spoke after the game about the work he has been putting in to increase his output. Namely, getting on the end of balls into the box and picking up second balls.
That is good to hear. Ideally, Carty will impress enough this term to perhaps earn a loan move next season, which would be important for his development.