BARNET frontman Jake Hyde hopes he can maintain his prolific start to the season as the Bees prepare to travel to the North-East to take on Gateshead this weekend.
The Swindon Town youth product has bagged two goals in two games for the Bees this season, but was unable to add to his opening weekend brace in the goalless draw against Tamworth in midweek.
And the 23-year-old is refusing to put a ceiling on the number of goals he hopes to score for Barnet this season ahead of the club’s visit to the Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday.
“It’s a lovely start for any centre forward,” said Hyde. “I want to score goals, but the most important thing this season is the team and getting up the table so if I can help that in any way by scoring goals I want to do that.”
“I never put a target on it because I don’t want to put a limit on it,” he added.
“Last season I never had a target and this season is going to be the same.
“I just want to score as many goals as I can and just take it game by game.”
Hyde has spent the majority of his career as part of a strike pairing, but has been frequently asked to lead the line as a solo striker for Barnet by player-manager Edgar Davids.
It’s a role the Berkshire man confesses he is still getting used to.
“I’m still young so I’m learning a lot of new things and the lone striker is still a role I am adapting to,” he said.
“But I feel I am getting better at it, I am getting stronger at it and hopefully I will get better with every game I play in.”
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