Farrend Rawson wants to get rid of the ‘post man’ tag and become a goal hero.
The Derby County loan defender made his Stanley debut in the 2-1 win at Morecambe on Saturday and almost made an instant impact, hitting the woodwork from a header.
“It was frustrating as I am always a post man!” said the 21-year-old. “In the past I have hit the post a number of times but the good thing is I am getting into good positions and putting myself in the right situations.
“Goals are something I need to add to my game, so I will have a few practise goes and hopefully it will work eventually!”
Rawson, who signed up until January last week, has been on loan in the Championship with Rotherham and last season in League One with Coventry and admitted he had settled in easily at the Wham Stadium.
“On a personal level, I have enjoyed it, it was great to start with a derby and a win and it’s always an honour to put on the shirt of any team I play for.
“I was a bit frustrated I didn’t last the full 90 minutes at Morecambe but my aim is to keep improving and, as a team keep getting those ‘w’s’ as we want to win games and move even further up the table.
“They are a good group of lads here and we are all pushing in the right direction, we are all striving for more especially the management. They don’t just want to win they want to win convincingly and keep a clean sheet and I like that.”
Third placed Stanley take on 11th placed Carlisle at home tomorrow and Rawson can’t wait.
“Our pitch is lovely and I can’t wait to play on it. The fans were really loud at Morecambe, they made themselves heard, and I am looking forward to tomorrow.”