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Goal-hungry Dominic Knowles hails Gainsborough Trinity's supply line

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

Dominic Knowles

Hungry for more: Dominic Knowles says he is relishing playing for Gainsborough Trinity at the moment

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In-form frontman Dominic Knowles believes the goals at Gainsborough Trinity will just keep coming.

The former Burnley striker has scored nine goals in his eight starts for the Blues in all competitions – and he sees no reason why his goals should begin to dry up.

Knowles hit another two on Saturday during Trinity's 5-1 demolition of Bishop's Stortford, but the 20-year-old from Lancashire says his teammates are creating so many chances, any striker would be happy to help themselves.

"I am loving it here at Gainsborough," he said.

"Like any striker, I am trying to score as many goals as I can.

"But I am part of a really good squad of lads and, to be honest, my team-mates just keep creating chances.

"During any given game, the lads usually manage to make sure there are lots of balls going into dangerous areas and it's my job to do my best to get on the end of them."

Knowles will be hoping his goals reach double figures on Saturday when Trinity welcome Harrogate to the Northolme for their FA Trophy first round clash.

Last Saturday's victory was described by boss Steve Housham as the best performance of the season so far and he will be hoping his red-hot frontman continues to burn Trinity a path towards the final.

"We have had a few good wins on the road, now we have the comfort of a home game in the FA Trophy," said Housham.

"Knowles came to us from Burnley and we didn't know him from Adam, so we had to have a proper look at him.

"But he has been superb. He still lives up in Lancashire so we don't expect him to attend all the training, but he is a willing lad and he tries to get to at least one session a week.

"We can't pay him extra for coming, but he still comes and he is starting to see the benefit of that.

"We drew with Harrogate earlier in the season, but we are a different side now.

"At the start of the season we looked around and thought: 'who's going to score the goals,' but now Knowles is scoring for fun and I can't stop Darryn Stamp scoring either.

"We have people like Paul Connor, who has had to start on the bench recently due to the form of the other strikers, but he is pushing those two by scoring off the bench.

"Our captain Michael Leary has got superb goals in our last two games so there are goals coming from all over the pitch.

"It will be down to what we do on the day, not what Harrogate do.

"We will be going into the game full of confidence and hopefully we will progress."

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