Jake Robinson is delighted he has finally started to score the goals for the Cobblers that he was always confident he could.
The forward scored one and is claiming a second in the 3-1 win over Fleetwood Town on Saturday; If they both count his tally for the campaign so far stands at five.
Robinson did not score for the entirety of last season and found himself out of the manager’s plans during the current term - he did not even travel to Rochdale for the opening game of the season and was farmed out to Luton Town on loan.
But his redemption from those times has been clear for all to see and he has become a staple fixture in a Northampton side who are now just a point outside the npower League Two play-offs.
“It’s going well at the moment and I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself but I am enjoying it right now,” he said.
“I’m working hard to keep it going and to keep my fitness up - obviously playing games is going to help that and I’m delighted with how things are going.
“I’ve always been adamant that I can score goals for this club and I’m finally starting to do it now.
“Obviously I’ve never shown anyone here much to believe that that would be the case, but I was always sure it would and it’s starting to happen.”
Although he finds himself on the left wing at the moment, Robinson showed a striker’s mentality when asked about the second goal against Fleetwood, immediately claiming responsibility for it.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd was happy to credit Robinson (as were the Press Association, who are usually seen as the authority on dubious goals) with the double deflected shot, which came as a result of yet another profitable long throw from Ben Tozer.
“The second one was clearly mine,” he said with a laugh.
“It was a shot on target and it obviously had too much pace on it for the defender and he couldn’t keep it out.
“The long throw is a strong weapon for us and teams will probably start kicking the ball out for a corner rather than a throw because we are that good from it.
“We have a lot of players who are capable of attacking that and it is almost impossible to defend at times.”