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Bjorn Bonanza?


09:00 12th April 2013

Sigurdarson targets key goals

Björn Sigurdarson will happily carry on playing wherever boss Dean Saunders wants him to – as he bids to add to “the best goal of his career” against Middlesbrough.

It was in Wolves’ last home game that the Icelandic striker waltzed through the Boro back-line to score a superb individual goal, his fifth of his first season in English football.

Sigurdarson has been operating to good effect on the right hand side, but with the loss of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is an option to return to his more regular central role if the boss requires for tomorrow’s crucial visit of Huddersfield (3pm).

“I’m just happy to be playing in the team wherever it is,” says Sigurdarson.

“I would like to play as a striker which has been my main position but I am also happy on the wing where I feel I’ve been doing alright.

“I’ve scored a couple of goals from there and the team have been winning.

“If the manager wants me to play up front then that is great and I will try to repay him with some goals.

“I think the goal against Middlesbrough was the best I have ever scored.

“To be able to do what I did in front of a big crowd like that isn’t something I’ve done before.

“To be able to score and get that reaction was a great feeling.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to get one or two more goals before the end of the season.”

Sigurdarson acknowledges the gravity of tomorrow’s game against a Huddersfield side who beat Wolves earlier in the season and now sit on exactly the same number of points, just outside the bottom three.

With so many other teams in similar positions on runs very similar to Wolves’ recent sequence of four wins from six – the striker has targeted a positive ‘double’ in successive home games with Huddersfield and Hull.

“It is another big game for us tomorrow,” he says.

“We have had a good spell lately until we lost the game at Bolton.

“We have to put this behind us now and focus on what happens tomorrow.

“Other teams down there have been getting results so we know we just have to keep on winning.

“It’s incredible how much difference a win can make and if you get three points it can lift you up the table.

“It is still very close down there and every result matters now.

“We can’t think about anything other than trying to get another win against Huddersfield.

“If we do that it would take us into Tuesday game in good spirits.”

Sigurdarson continues:  “Winning games makes such a difference.

“In everything we do whether it’s training or the matches it just helps us feel a lot more together as a group.

“Team spirit has never been a problem but everything becomes so different when you get results and feel confident.

“The only problem is the injuries that we have picked up.

“We’ve had three broken bones in such a short time which is crazy.

“Even so we still have a lot of good players and should be able to get the results we need.”

To that end Sigurdarson is also backing the Molineux faithful to continue to overcome their own disappointments of a below-par season and help the team across the finishing line.

“The fans have stuck with us when we’ve been going through bad spells,” he added.

“They have backed us through everything and we just need them to keep on doing that and we can hopefully get the results which will make them happy.”

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