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'Hungry' hitman aims to build on winning strike

17 August 2022

Courtney Baker-Richardson says he is 'feeling good' after his second Crewe Alexandra goal earned all three points against Sutton United.

The summer signing, who opened his account after coming off the bench in the 3-0 win over Harrogate, grabbed the only goal of the game against Sutton.

Manager Alex Morris described the striker's outstanding display in the 1-0 success over The Yellows as 'one of the best number nine performances I’ve seen in a good while'.

Now Baker-Richardson is gunning for Saturday's visitors Northampton Town.

He said: "I feel good. I’ve had to be patient because I had a slight back injury at the end of pre-season and the lads were doing brilliantly - we have a seriously dangerous attacking force.

"I’m very happy to come in and get my first start here and solidify it with a goal.

"It’s fantastic when your gaffer talks so highly about you. Every time I enter the pitch, I try to give 110% but nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.

"It’s about keeping the faith and staying calm. Him saying that is warming for the heart and makes me feel like I’m doing what he brought me in to do.  

"As a striker you want to score goals and when you get off the mark you have more of a presence and ego about yourself to score more."

Former Swansea and Coventry man Baker-Richardson, who penned a two-year deal at Mornflake Stadium earlier this summer, said he is settling well in South Cheshire.

The 26-year-old added: "I got a warm welcome here from the start and I could feel the passion from the management staff about what they wanted from the plan.

"When there is a mutual interest, you benefit from it. This season, I'm sure we are going to reap the rewards from that.

"I go into every game with the right mentality. I do my routine right through the week and I’m fixated on Saturdays.

"When I was younger, I was probably reluctant to learn and try to better myself but now I take really good care of myself.

"It’s the little things that can take you a lot further in my career. Every game I’m excited for, and I’m hungry."

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