Thurgate looking to open goalscoring floodgates

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Newcastle Jets will look to increase their unbeaten run to six games when they face Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Jets are coming off a 1-0 win against Melbourne Victory, as Angus Thurgate marked his 50th A-League match with a goal.

The Phoenix on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 defeat against the same opponent.

Thurgate was pleased to get on the scoresheet last week, but remains hungry for more.

“It was nice to have an opportunity come in front of me and luckily enough I snapped it up.

“I’ve got four [goals] now, but it should be more,” said the midfielder.

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The 21-year-old believes that a goal was only a matter of time, with the licence given by Craig Deans to freely move forward putting him in more dangerous positions.

“Deans has been speaking to me, trying to get me forward up the pitch and take a risk.

“It was nice to have an opportunity come in front of me and luckily enough I snapped it up.”

Thurgate admits however, that there is still some work to be done. Being able to consistently last the full 90 minutes will provide an even greater opportunity to score goals.

“(Fitness) is exactly what I want. Performing constantly at a high level and hopefully popping up with a goal or two,” said the midfielder.

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No extra motivation is needed, as Thurgate is eager to repay the faith given to him by his beloved Jets.

“The people here have been great. To be able to play 50 games for Newcastle feels special.”

The 21-year-old will be back in action this Sunday at 6:10 pm against the Phoenix.

Feature Image Credit: Jemma Pepper

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