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Offord: "I've Been Working On Getting In There More From Set-Plays"

12 October 2020

Young defender is hoping his first senior goal will be the first of many in a Crewe shirt.

Luke Offord was understandably delighted with his first goal for the club against Wigan Athletic at the weekend.

The 20-year-old headed home Callum Ainley’s excellent cross to set the Railwaymen on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over the Latics, but the Chichester-born centre-half says it was all about the three points and a third clean-sheet on the bounce.

Offord told the club’s official website: “It was a good weekend. Good to score my first goal and get the clean-sheet but the most important thing was the three points. It is back-to-back league wins now and we want to keep that going at Oxford on Tuesday night.

“As a team we were good. We were a bit slow in the first few minutes but settled down and we had 5 great chances to have scored more in that first half. We played well and defensively we were pleased with the way we defended as a unit.

“I always set out to help the team keep a clean-sheet. It is one of my targets, because the more clean-sheets we get, the more chance we have of winning the game with the players we have. We are scoring goals from all over the pitch again so that is a good sign.

“I have been working on getting in there at set-plays. I had  a couple of chances drop to me in League Two but I couldn’t quite get my head on it, so it is something I’ve worked on.

Luke added: “I was up there for the corner and came back out and then moved when Callum (Ainley) put the ball in. I saw a gap and darted for it and Callum put it on a plate for me. I couldn’t miss really and it was great to see it go in.”


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