Marksman Jake Hyde admits the clear-the-air talks he had with boss Alan Dowson after being dropped have paved the way for his electric goalscoring form for Woking in the National League.
The driven 29-year-old striker has been even more fired up to succeed after being left out for the third match of the campaign against Harrogate, while he was subsequently on the bench against Chesterfield and AFC Fylde, where he scored twice as a 66th-minute substitute.
That brace was followed by four more goals in the next three matches as he returned to the starting line-up and while he didn’t find the next in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Torquay (September 3) – the first time Woking have shared the points in the opening nine matches – he is more than satisfied with his output ahead of tomorrow’s trip to eighth-placed Hartlepool. His latest goals came in Saturday’s thrilling 3-2 success against Barrow (August 31).
“From a personal point of view it’s always nice as a striker to be scoring goals,” he said. “The most important thing is I’m helping get three points for the lads in the team.”
“We didn’t get three points against Torquay but we didn’t lose either. It shows a different side of our resilience but in the last few weeks we’ve had six wins on the bounce and my goals are helping to do that.”