Fleet boss hopes to rekindle Ugwu success

Garry Hill believes what he has seen of Gozie Ugwu in the past with Woking was reason enough to give the new signing an opportunity at the Kuflink Stadium to the end of this season.

“He’s done well for me in the past,” Hill told “It’s not quite happened for him after he left me from Woking. He got the move to Chesterfield and has been unlucky with injuries the season before this and had a niggling, frustrating time this season with the loan to Boreham Wood thrown in as well.

“But I’ve got to believe in what my own eyes have seen. As people can appreciate from the year he spent with me, he did very well, he scored 21 goals for me. He’s a big strong lad, 6ft 1 or 2 or thereabouts. He’s mobile, he’s a physical presence and he’s been at Ebbsfleet before as a young lad and he knows the surroundings very well.”

The Fleet boss conceded that his side haven’t hit previous heights in terms of scoring goals or threatening to score them in recent weeks and he believes Ugwu can help turn that around.

“When he became available to come on loan, I considered it an opportunity for him to show what he can do up top,” Hill said. “We’ve been very competitive and we still are but I feel over the last five or six games, the stats don’t lie. We haven’t scored enough goals and also we haven’t created enough chances for our forwards.

“We’ve had that spell where we’ve done really well to get where we are, but we’ve got to come and get the chances ourselves now, they won’t just happen or fall for us. With 10 games to go I want to make sure we win as many as we can. We’ve moved in the right direction but there’s still a lot of points to play for and we need to keep moving.”

Ugwu could make his home debut against Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening and then face former loan club Boreham Wood on Saturday, only a week after departing Meadow Park.


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