Adam Le Fondre spoke to the press after Tuesday night’s victory over in-form Ipswich Town. 'Alfie' spoke of his delight in scoring his first goal of the season and starting in his much preferred striker role, saying: “I’m playing up front under the new gaffer and I will go on and show why I should be playing up front. I think I’ll score goals, it was obviously a scrappy one tonight but I don’t care how they go in, goals are what I’m about.”
Federico Macheda has also started the last two fixtures alongside Le Fondre in a partnership that seems to be reaping the rewards. Our Stockport born striker is in confident mood about adding more goals to his tally, starting with Millwall on Saturday.
“I just enjoy playing upfront, I’m like a little kid, I want to play games and score goals. With Kiko we are bringing the best out of each other. He’s got two from two and I’ve just started scoring and hopefully this is the start of my goal scoring spree.”
With new manager Russell Slade at the helm, Le Fondre believes the squad are doing the right things on the training ground and on the field in order to win games in what is a tough league.
“We have gone back to basics, we have high pressed and done exactly what is needed in this league. You need to press teams, you need to create chances and we have put in a lot of energy and effort and we have got six points from two games, which is what we all wanted.
“The Championship is a basic league. You need to work hard, out battle the other team and you can start to play" he said. "We have worked hard and against Forest we put them under a lot of pressure, we then did the same tonight, put them under pressure and came out second half firing and we’ve got our luck and reward.”
The former Reading attacker was full of praise for his new boss saying, “He is down to earth and says the right things. We are obviously doing the right things in training because it is working on the pitch.”
"The team are in confident mood after two wins in the last two fixtures and will be looking to extend that run to three in front of the television cameras on Saturday lunchtime.
"It’s another typical Championship game. It’ll be a hard game, the atmosphere will be electric going to The Den and both sets of fans will be up for it. you know it’s going to be a great game and also on the telly as well.
"Winning games breeds confidence and we can’t get complacent with it. We have to go there knowing it’s going to be a tough game and earn the right to play. Going to any away ground in the Championship you have to do that."