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Chadwick seeks more Cup thrills

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

By Chris Philpotts

  • Nick Chadwick (left) celebrates scoring the goal that removed Cheltenham Town from the FA Cup with Tamworth team-mate Tony Capaldi Picture: Antony Thompson/Thousand Word Media

  • Nick Chadwick (left) and Tony Capaldi enjoy the winning feeling with Tamworth

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Tamworth striker Nick Chadwick is not bothered if the television commentators do not acknowledge his achievements this weekend – he has the statistics to prove his worth.

The on-loan Plymouth Argyle forward scored the Lambs' winning goal against Cheltenham Town in the last round, a goal that ITV commentators said was his first FA Cup strike in more than nine years. However, after netting twice in the previous round, Chadwick is out to prove a point this weekend.

As Chadwick prepared for Sunday's televised second-round tie at home to Bristol City, he told the Tamworth Herald: "It was funny, really, but you know that people can say what they want. I know how things are going, I know what goals I score and when.

"The people that matter know the truth and that is good enough for me."

Those three Cup goals mean that Chadwick, whose former Plymouth colleague Tony Capaldi is among his Tamworth team-mates, is up for adding to his tally this weekend.

He added: "I knew I would get a few Cup games when I got here as I was told I would be eligible to play. I have done all right so far in it, I think the competition has been good to me to be honest. I would love to add to that tally against Bristol City, though."

It is not just in the FA Cup that Chadwick has been scoring, though, and the former Everton man is now aiming to hit his secret target after joining the Lambs.

He said: "It has gone really well since I have been here, to be honest. I always knew I could score goals at this level, though. I have done it before.

"I scored on average one in two when I was at Barrow and then I did the same when I was at Stockport.

"I think I am averaging a bit better than that at Tamworth so far, but I always knew I could. I am 31 years old now and have a lot of experience behind me.

"I am confident in my own ability, so why not?"

The former Everton forward added: "I have set myself a target, to be honest, but it is not one I really want to go public with.

"I've got a total I'm aiming for while I'm here, though, and I would love to add to my tally this weekend."

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