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Handy Andy ready to shoot down Shots

ANDY Procter fired home Accrington Stanley's first Conference goal in the opener at Aldershot in August.

ANDY Procter fired home Accrington Stanley's first Conference goal in the opener at Aldershot in August.

The 20-year-old hasn't managed to find the back of the net since but has put in some eye-catching performances in the centre of the park. But he would love to get goal number two against the Shots when they visit the Interlink Stadium on Saturday.

"I enjoyed my goal - I do wish I had thought of a better celebration though as I just went up and hugged a stranger!" laughed the student at Leeds Met.

"I have no idea why I did that! I haven't bothered thinking of a better celebration as I haven't got a goal since - it has been a long time coming!

"I got six goals last season and would have liked to improve on that this year but it doesn't look like it will happen. Coley has told us to try a few shots from the edge of the area so hopefully I can get a couple more."

The league has taken second place this week to all the euphoria surrounding the FA Cup. But the Reds chief will have them focused for Saturday's clash and will be keen to get one over a team that, like Stanley, were promoted last season and, like the Reds, are making a big impact at the top end of the table. The Shots got the better of the Reds on Sky television following goalkeeper Jamie Speare's dismissal but Procter hopes they can get their revenge.

"I think we have shown since then that we can compete in this league. We beat Hereford, who were top of the league, and came back against Chester. Aldershot have three lively forwards in Sills, D'Sane and McLean and they are strong at the back but we are on a roll ourselves. They are one of the strongest sides in the league but we know we can put on a good show against them."

The Shots do have defensive problems and boss Terry Brown was hoping to add a central defender to his side by Saturday. Ray Warburton is suspended and Welsh Under 21 international Matt Rees has been recalled by Millwall from his loan spell leaving the Shots short at the back.


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