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Evans maintains incredible run of goals on debut

Striker keeps up record after netting at Tranmere

23 July 2018

Ched Evans completed a whirlwind 48 hours on Saturday by grabbing a goal on his Fleetwood Town debut against Tranmere Rovers, maintaining a special record.

Evans has now scored on debut for Town, as well as Chesterfield, Sheffield United, Norwich City and Wales – with the only debut to elude him was for Manchester City.

The Cod Army’s new striker climbed off the bench to net in the 2-0 victory, as Joey Barton’s side made it five victories in a row in pre-season.

“There’s no doubt we deserved to win,” stated Evans after full-time.

“I’ve scored on every debut I’ve ever played apart from at Manchester City! But for me the one that counts most is the first league game, hopefully I can be a part of that and get on the score sheet.

“As a team and individually there’s so many positives to take away, as well as things to work on as we get closer to the season starting.”

The 29-year-old gave the Fleetwood fans a glimpse of what to expect with a crashing strike at Prenton Park on Saturday.

“It was a good bit of movement in the box, I struck it on the half-volley from a decent cross and it went in.

“From the game you can see the philosophy that the gaffer wants to play. Keep the ball at the right times of the game and score goals, it was nice to watch and nice to be a part of too.

“There’s nothing better than being welcomed to the club and getting on with all the lads straight away. I wouldn’t say I’m at my fittest yet, but more games and more minutes will benefit me and make me a better player.

“I’m so happy to be out there with the lads so soon after signing.”

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