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Dodds on his goalscoring exploits

4 May 2017

Louis Dodds talks about being crowned top goalscorer

Shrewsbury Town Forward Louis Dodds is hopeful that Town can build momentum after securing their League One status.

Dodds played a crucial role in helping Town stay in League One, scoring 10 goals in the process.

Those goals saw him scoop the top goalscorer award at this year’s annual awards night and he was pleased with his first season at the Greenhous Meadow.

“It’s always nice to get an accolade at the end of the year”, Louis told ShrewsWeb.

“I’m a bit disappointed I only got 10 in the end because I hit the post a few times and the goalkeepers made some good saves, so it could have been quite a few more than that. But, obviously I am happy to be top goalscorer and I will be looking to do that again next year.

“I think everyone was chipping in with goals and I was always delighted to get a goal. Some of them were really important and hopefully we can build a bit of momentum, take that into next year and have a more positive season.”


Dodds scored a number of spectacular goals over the course of the season and the one which stands out for him was the goal at Bramall Lane.

“I like the one away at Sheffield United”, Dodds said.

“Being a Wednesday fan I got some stick on social media, but I think that was my favourite one. I was looking to rile up the home fans as a lifelong Wednesday fan, I think the Gaffer enjoyed it as well and it was a good finish.

“The goal at Millwall was a well worked goal as well. Ivan (Toney) and I did well playing upfront together and that was probably the highlight of playing upfront with him because it was a bit of link up play, a nice finish and a massive three points for us when we need to start collecting points.”
 

Louis admitted that last season didn’t quite go as well as he would have liked for the team, but he is already looking forward to the next campaign.

“Obviously I’m happy to score goals because sometimes when you go to a new club it doesn’t happen”, said the former Port Vale forward.

“But it is frustrating because I could have stayed at Vale and had a testimonial, but I decided to come out of my comfort zone and I didn’t come out of my comfort zone because I thought it would have been a sideways step, I did it because I thought it was going to be a progressive one.

“So, I think it has been a bit of a frustrating season, but with the manager coming in, if he gets the players he wants in and a good preseason then it will hopefully be a much better season next season than it was this.”