HOLROYD | Hitting His Stride

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 09 Oct 2017

Chris Holroyd has claimed that he is beginning to find some form in a Wrexham shirt after he scored the winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Eastleigh.

The former Macclesfield striker was hindered by an injury layoff early in the campaign, but has returned to the side and made a significant impact.

Saturday’s goal was his second for the Reds – following his strike at Tranmere last month – and Holroyd has suggested that there could be more to come.

“I feel like I’m hitting my stride now,” he said. “It was a tough start for me but coming back into the team five games ago, I feel like I’ve improved every game. My fitness is coming along nicely and the team’s starting to gel, so I’m enjoying it.”

Holroyd benefitted from a deflection having swivelled in the box and fired a shot at goal, but he revealed that simply having more attempts on goal was on the minds of he and his teammates.

“We’ve spoken about getting shots off, we feel like we’ve not got enough shots off,” he said. “Luckily it got a little bit of a deflection and went in, but that was the message from the last game, to get more shots off and be more decisive.”

Wrexham trailed in the first half, and for long periods looked set for a disappointing result. But two quick goals late in the second half turned the game on its head, completing a comeback that Holroyd described as “deserved”.

“It was important today. I thought the performance in the second half really deserved the three points. It’s been coming, we’ve been playing well in the last three or four games but it’s just that little bit of luck that we’ve not got.

“We all said at half time that we really needed to come out of the traps second half. The fans were great, stuck with us all through the game which really lifted us. It was a fantastic atmosphere.”

Victory extended Wrexham’s unbeaten run to ten games, though Holroyd was keenly aware that a win - particularly given the abundance of draws in recent weeks and an FA Cup tie with AFC Fylde coming up – was a welcome result.

He added: “We’re enjoying having this unbeaten tag but there’s been too many draws in that ten games so it’s nice to get three points.
“I think it was important to finish with three points today because two weeks without a league game if it hadn’t ended that way would’ve been difficult. The atmosphere in the training ground wouldn’t have been as good, so it’s nice to look forward to that game.”

Holroyd also acknowledged the touching second half tribute to Jacko from all in attendance at the Racecourse.

“It was a special day and you could feel that around the stadium,” he said, “so it was nice to get the three points on an important day.”

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