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Owen Has That Type Of Goal In His Locker

7 December 2020

Alex boss David Artell says that if he wanted that late chance to fall to anyone on Saturday then it was Owen Dale. The youngster showed superb agility to overhead kick a knock down from Omar Beckles for an 88th minute equaliser away at Burton  and thankfully rescued a deserved point for the Railwaymen.

Artell says that Dale has demonstrated acrobatic goals in training and admits that it took a bit of magic to make sure we left the Pirelli Stadium with something. It was Dale’s fourth goal of the season following previous strikes of Bolton in the EFL Trophy and Oxford United and Swindon in the league.

Artell told the club’s official website: “Owen is going the right way and there is a lot more to come from him. He is critical of himself and is a little bit hard on himself at times but that is because he wants to succeed. I would much prefer them to be like that than too laid back.

“Owen is going along great and those loan spells at Witton did him the world of good. He wants to get better and it is all part of his development.

“He is a positive person and he tries things that others don’t. If I was going to pick anyone who could score an overhead kick like that then I would have said Owen because he has done it often enough in training.

He added: “He is very agile and has an overhead kick in his locker and I am just glad it came out on Saturday.”

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