OSWELL | "I have full confidence that I can be successful in this team"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 02 Sep 2019

Jason Oswell wants more opportunity to show the Wrexham fans what he can do up front, after making his first start of the season against former club Stockport last weekend.

Oswell admitted he had found it tougher than he had hoped, having not started a league game since scoring in the final match of last season against Harrogate.

But the striker is determined to take the confidence and sharpness he has felt on the training pitch into more matches going forward.

“It was a big game for me, because obviously Stockport were an old club of mine and I had a good time there,” Oswell admitted.

“I came into the team hoping we would get the result – I’ve got full confidence in my ability and expected to hit the ground running.

“The bigger picture though is that I’ve not had a game for six weeks and played about eight minutes in that time – I’m not going to come in and be unbelievable.

“I worked hard and there’s bits in my game that I know I need to improve – I see it as a journey of progression and I just hope I get the opportunity to get minutes under my belt and express more of what I can do.”

Oswell also insists there is still confidence in the dressing room that Wrexham can get back to winning ways when they host Maidenhead United on Tuesday night.

The striker believes, watching Saturday’s game back, there were enough positives to take forward into Tuesday despite the result.

“It was disappointing but there were a lot of positives from the game,” he said.

“I think the accumulation of everything at the moment makes it seem like a real crisis, but if you break it down to just that one game there were a lot of positives to take out of it.

“That’s the good thing about having a Tuesday game, and that’s the way the lads would all want it. It can be a long time waiting when it’s Saturday to Saturday sometimes, but now we can clear the air by tomorrow night.”

Oswell started pre-season having to recover from groin surgery over the summer, but he is determined not to use it as an excuse as he looks to get back to his best form.

He added: “I’ve definitely still got a lot of confidence. I feel sharp in training – I was getting tired on Saturday around the hour-mark, which I think was understandable.

“I’m working hard to get my fitness up and doing extra sessions myself but when it comes to a match day it’s different.

“I have full confidence that I can be successful in this team and, hopefully, if I can get more games I can begin to show the fans that.

“You can’t make excuses up. It’s a game of football at the end of the day and I’ve been playing it most of my life. I should be able to come in and show what I can do, but hopefully I’ll get the opportunity more.”

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