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Mutt meets Howell’s challenge

IF AT first you don’t succeed…

 

Being a striker is a difficult occupation.

 

One minute you are the hero being adored by all; the next a villain for failing to convert a flurry of chances.

 

But, after a spell as the latter, Rocks frontman Jimmy Muitt, pictured right, showed that while form may be temporary, no amount of time off the scoresheet could put him off doing what he does best.

 

After struggling in front of goal in recent months, the former Brighton youngster has netted four goals in the last three games.

 

That includes a well-taken hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win at AFC Sudbury.

 

Manager Jamie Howell was full of praise for the 21-year-old, who has worked hard to come back from a knee injury which ruled him out for most of last term.

 

He said: “I’ve been speaking to Jimmy about  it [not scoring goals] and challenging him to increase his goal tally.

 

“He’s been working on it and he’s come good. Like a lot of strikers, once he gets one then the confidence comes.

 

“We saw that at Sudbury. Now he looks like a really good player and we’re seeing the benefits on the pitch.”

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