Scott Fenwick reveals why he is confident of hitting 20-goal mark for Hartlepool

Scott Fenwick celebrates his goal for Hartlepool United against Stevenage. Picture by FRANK REID
Scott Fenwick celebrates his goal for Hartlepool United against Stevenage. Picture by FRANK REID

One thing Hartlepool United striker Scott Fenwick doesn’t lack is confidence.

And he is looking to back that up with another successful season on the pitch with the 25-year-old targeting the coveted 20-goal mark in 2015-16.

I started nine games and scored six goals in my debut season

SCOTT FENWICK

The former Dunston star joined Pools last November and finished the season as the club’s top league goalscorer, despite missing an 11-game spell with an ankle injury.

He picked up another knock in the season finale at Carlisle United, spraining his medial ligament and has to wear a knee brace for the next couple of weeks, as a result. But he will be fit for pre-season and is already dreaming of hitting the goal trail again for Ronnie Moore’s Pools side.

Fenwick told SportMail: “I am looking forward to relaxing and then getting down to hard work from June to make sure I am in good nick for when I come back.

“I’d love to hit 20 goals.

“I started nine games and scored six goals in my debut season and came off the bench nine times too.

“That isn’t a bad record for my first season and I just look back at those 11 games that I missed and wonder just how many I might have got?

“We were creating more chances in that spell of games too and there was more confidence in the team and I’d like to think I would have scored a few more during that run of matches.

“But from what I have seen, there is no reason why I couldn’t score 20 goals in this league,” added Fenwick, whose contract has been extended.

Moore is expected to pair Fenwick with Rakish Bingham next season after making the former Mansfield Town striker his first summer signing.

And after capturing the 21-year-old’s signature, Moore quickly turned his attentions on strengthening his defence.

“It was important we got a striker in and we were delighted to get Rakish Bingham in,” said Moore.

“Now we need to make sure we get some experience into the defence, we need an experienced centre back in to go with the younger lads.

“I think we’ve reached 12 now in the number of defenders we’ve spoken to, it’s that long of a list – I just hope it’s not number 12 that we end up having here!

“That’s the way it is though, everybody is after the better players and maybe the bigger clubs will get them but it is down to us to make sure we get the players we think will improve our squad and do a job for us.”