Uk news Airdrie's array of attacking options can be key to success, says Dale Carrick MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Diamonds striker got off the mark on Saturday from the penalty spot against Peterhead
Breaking News ! Dale Carrick reckons Airdrie's array of attacking options will be the key to their hopes of landing the League One title. The Diamonds striker got off the mark in Saturday's opener at home to Peterhead with a first half penalty, as he grabbed his third goal in as many games against the Blue Toon. Carrick is happy to take the goals any way they come in a bid to keep a starting slot in the side, with competition coming from Callum Gallagher, Craig Thomson, Eoghan Stokes, Euan O'Reilly, James Hughes and Killie loanee Kyle Connell. But he reckons the abundance of forward options will work in everyone's favour for their title charge. Carrick said: "There's lots of competition for places."There's quite a few of us, I think there's six or seven, so it's healthy. "But that's what you want. If you want to score goals, keep clean sheets, that's what you want, to have that real chance at getting a shot at the title. Read More Related Articles Airdrie 2 Peterhead 0: Carrick haunts Blue Toon again as Diamonds make winning start "I'm delighted to get a goal and get on the scoresheet any way they come. Dale Carrick (Image: John Steven) "If it's a pen, great, it's a chance to have a free pop at goal. "It's great to get off the mark and it was a great team performance." Read More Related Articles Airdrie gaffer's half-time blast helps Diamonds sparkle in second half Gaffer Ian Murray was impressed with Carrick's display and insisted a goal in the first game back for seven months was no more than he deserved for his efforts. "Dale has worked incredibly hard and in the first 45, especially," said Murray.
."We did feel we were getting a little bit of joy down their right-hand side and that's where the penalty came from. "It comes from his workrate and his directness in the final third. "They struggled to handle him and that penalty calmed us down going into half-time."
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The Diamonds now head to Firhill on Saturday to face a Partick side smarting from a shock 1-0 defeat to Clyde in their opener. Carrick added: "Every game is a big game, so they'll want to get a result just like us. "We have to take every game exactly the same; work hard, keep clean sheets and score goals. "That's what it's going to take this year.
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"I think it's going to be an entertaining season across the board. "There's a shorter number of games, so you've got to hit the ground running. "We've got to keep building and keep the momentum going. You can't get a run of games at it, you've got to kick on right at the start."
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