Showunmi ready to fire Notts County back into promotion race
ENOCH Showunmi says he is the striker to fire Notts County back into the promotion race in League One.
The Magpies are still hoping to bolster their strike-force for the final push for the top six.
But after finally scoring his first league goal for the club in a 1-0 win against Oldham Athletic at Meadow Lane on Tuesday night, Showunmi believes he can hit the goal trail.
"It felt good to get off the mark – hopefully it is the first of many," he said.
"It was great to get 80-odd minutes under my belt as well. I'm not match fit yet, but with more games the Notts fans will see the best of me."
Showunmi insists he has never suffered a crisis of confidence since joining Notts last summer – even though it has taken him five months to get off the mark in the league.
"There has never been a lack of faith in my ability even though I haven't been playing," he added. "I've kept myself right and kept plugging away in training just waiting for my chance and hopefully I can push on from here."
He struck in the first half against the Latics, tapping Jamal Campbell-Ryce's cross into an empty net.
"If I can get a few more easy chances like that I will be very happy," he said.
"I was so desperate to get that first goal that even if Jamal's cross had been going in I would have stolen it and tapped it in.
"I feel like I did reasonably well in the game. I'm here to play and score goals – so hopefully I will get that chance now.
"I suppose if we bring in another striker we will have more options, but if I can keep scoring goals the gaffer will have no reason to drop me."
Showunmi's goal inspired Notts to their first home league win in two months and back into the top half of the table ahead of a trip to Leyton Orient on Saturday.