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ACADEMY | A Confidence Booster

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21:22 17th March 2017

by Tom Heslop

Striker Jordan Allan on the win over the Baggies

Under 18’s top goalscorer Jordan Allan has revealed that the side were delighted to complete the double over local rivals West Bromwich Albion last Saturday.

The striker scored both goals in last weekend’s 2-0 win, Wolves’ first for some considerable time, and the striker confirmed that there has been an extra spring in the players’ steps this week as a result.

He said: “We went into the game against West Brom and I thought we set up well once again.

“Our shape was really good and it was really good to get the first goal because it settled us and then when we got the second it kind of killed the game off.

“I thought we deserved all the credit that we got because we played really well in the game and I thought we were worthy winners.

“When we played Everton the week before, I thought it was a good dominant team performance and I thought we played really well together.

“We deserved more from the game against Everton and but built on that performance against West Brom and got the win.”

And in addition to the win giving the group extra confidence, Allan also revealed that the side are looking to continue to improve their performances when they take on Sunderland in the second game of the Merit groups tomorrow (Saturday).

“I think that now we have got ourselves back to winning ways then we can take that into our last few games of the season and hopefully we can finish high in our group,” he added.

“Everyone deserved to get that victory because even though we have had the season that we have had, spirits have never dropped and you can actually see that they have picked up this week in training following that win.

“We were all buzzing and there has been a really great atmosphere around the place this week so hopefully we can get another win this weekend against Sunderland and that atmosphere can continue to grow.”

With just a handful of games left in this campaign, the 18-year-old has been looking ahead to next season already and he admitted that he is looking to emulate what current under 23s striker Donovan Wilson has done by following in his footsteps.

“Donovan has done really well this season and he thoroughly deserved his call up into the first team,” said Allan, already secured on professional terms himself.

“If I can perform like he has at that level, then hopefully I can get my chance like he has, and if I make it into that Under-23s squad then hopefully I can start as many games as possible.

“Hopefully I can score as many goals as I have done this season but at the next level because at the end of the day that it what a striker is paid to do - he is paid to score goals and that is what I have done this season.

“If I keep scoring goals and I keep up my performance levels then hopefully I can break into that team.”

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