Gainsborough Trinity striker Dominic Knowles relishing showdown with Altrincham
Two of Blue Square North’s most lethal marksmen will be on show at Moss Lane on Saturday.
Gainsborough Trinity striker Dominic Knowles will be part of Steve Housham’s squad hoping to continue their superb run of form when they travel to Altrincham.
But the home side will also have some firepower at their disposal with the league’s leading scorer Dominic Reeves expected to lead their line.
The encounter is whetting the appetite for fans and players alike and none more so than Knowles himself.
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“I have not come up against Damian Reeves as yet, but I have heard a lot about him,” said Knowles.
“I know he scored a lot of goals last season and he is going well again during this campaign.
“The boss (Steve Housham) will have his plans for how we set up for the match and he will tell us what he expects from us nearer the game.
“But our defenders are good enough to do their job on Saturday.
“I don’t think we have to take special measures to deal with any particular player.”
The former Burnley striker will arrive in Cheshire with a growing reputation himself.
Knowles is now Trinity’s leading scorer after hitting ten goals in all competitions and with the team’s confidence growing with every game, he believes Trinity will give Altrincham’s defenders plenty to worry about.
“If I am scoring lots of goals, then it means the team is doing well,” added Knowles.
“I am not going to say I will score, but I will say the chances will come against Altrincham.
“We are playing very well and creating chances which, thankfully, we have been able to put away.
“I set myself a target of reaching double figures when I signed for Trinity and I have done that, so I need to set my goals even higher now.
“I don’t look at the goal scoring charts very often, but if I do and I see my name creeping up towards the top, it gives me confidence to go on and score more.
“I am really enjoying it at Trinity. I would like to play in the Football League again but I am taking each game as it comes.”
There is another reason for Knowles to enjoy this coming Saturday.
“Normally, every game is like an away fixture for me, as I still live up in Lancashire,” he joked.
“But this is closer – it’s only about 25 minutes away for me so I am looking forward to it like I would a home game.”