SWINDON TOWN: Ferry hitting PDC's target

Swindon Town's Simon Ferry fires his side ahead against Walsall

Swindon Town's Simon Ferry fires his side ahead against Walsall

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

SIMON Ferry believes he is capable of living up to manager Paolo Di Canio’s goal-scoring target after setting Town on their way to victory at Walsall on Saturday.

The stand-in skipper got his side off to the perfect start at the Bescot with a goal inside the first minute of the 2-0 victory, doubling his tally for the season in the process after scoring the only goal in the victory at Shrewsbury earlier in the season.

Di Canio is keen for the Scot to add goals to his game and set him a target of six or seven by the end of the season, and Ferry is hopeful he can live up to his manager’s expectations.

“It was a good win, and we knew it was going to be hard, but we got off to the perfect start as Gary Roberts put in a good cross and I caught it sweet and roofed it. I didn’t know I could hit the ball like that,” he said.

“I think two is the best I have ever got in the season, and I have got them quite early, and now I want to build on that.

“When you see the quality we have got on the wings with Robbo (Gary Roberts), Raffa (De Vita) and Matty (Ritchie), when I get runs into the box I should be scoring more goals with the delivery they have got, so hopefully I can start doing it.

“I think it (Di Canio’s target) is do-able definitely because I should be scoring more, and I have scored two now early on so I think I can go on and get six or seven.”

Ferry has taken on the armband after injuries to Alan McCormack and Tommy Miller, and while he has enjoyed the extra responsibility, he is expecting to have to hand it back soon.

“I have been hitting the gym since I got it to try and work on my biceps, but I don’t think I will have it for much longer because I think Macca will be back soon,” he said.

“I will be telling him what to do when he comes back I think, and it is a great privilege to be captain, but Macca is good at it and Tommy is good at it too, so I will listen to them and learn.

“Since I have been captain I have tried to do the same thing I have always done, and I have tried to stick to that because it comes across as false I think, so I just try to be me.

“The boys all stuck together, and when Macca and Tommy are not there everyone seems to dig in and are a lot more vocal, which is a good thing really for the whole team.”

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1:41pm Mon 12 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

Ferry has been pushing further forawrd this season (and a bit last) than he used to which is getting him into the more creative and more dangerous positions. If he learns that he can shoot from outside the box when no one is attempting to tackle him he could get over 10 this season IMO :)
Ferry has been pushing further forawrd this season (and a bit last) than he used to which is getting him into the more creative and more dangerous positions. If he learns that he can shoot from outside the box when no one is attempting to tackle him he could get over 10 this season IMO :) SeanG92
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2:59pm Mon 12 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

As captain you should show the two upfront your goals over and over again they might get the message then, but I doubt it.
Onwards and upwards
Looking for 33/1 for willo to score against his old team
As captain you should show the two upfront your goals over and over again they might get the message then, but I doubt it. Onwards and upwards Looking for 33/1 for willo to score against his old team smirg kcab
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5:02pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Ferry has matured such a lot since he first arrived. A fantastic player who sets a fine example with his fitness, skill and dedication to his craft - and his humour (exemplified by his haircut!). It would be great see him add goals to his game. Get a new contract for him sorted a.s.a.p.
Ferry has matured such a lot since he first arrived. A fantastic player who sets a fine example with his fitness, skill and dedication to his craft - and his humour (exemplified by his haircut!). It would be great see him add goals to his game. Get a new contract for him sorted a.s.a.p. Psychedelic Syd
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