Amond surprised by Molyneux

Accrington striker Padraig Amond concedes Lee Molyneux's recent scoring streak caught his team-mates by surprise.

Last Updated: 18/04/13 at 17:14

Padraig Amond: Feels Lee Molyneux has been crucial to their recent success

Padraig Amond: Feels Lee Molyneux has been crucial to their recent success

Molyneux, a defender by trade, came off the bench to bag a spectacular brace from midfield as Stanley beat Rochdale 3-0 in February to kick-start their League Two survival hopes.

A first-half hat-trick against Barnet followed, along with strikes in the victories over AFC Wimbledon and Wycombe, the latter a last-minute winner on Good Friday.

"He's been doing really well," Amond said. "The amount of goals he's scored has been a bit of a surprise for us because when he initially came he was a left-back.

"But he was pushed further up the pitch and since the Rochdale game when he came on and scored two his confidence has been sky high.

"He's been a very, very big part of what's happened over the last seven or eight weeks.

"Hopefully he can get a couple more before the end of the season but I think it's time that a couple of the other lads like myself started chipping in because we don't want to leave it all on him.

"Teams are going to be trying to suss him out now. They're going to try and double up on him as well. If they do that there's going to be players free."

Footer 365

Transfer News: Manchester City in talks with Frank Lampard over loan move

Frank Lampard's representatives are in talks with Manchester City over a loan move, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger admits Thomas Vermaelen could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger plans to make more signings this summer, but admits captain Thomas Vermaelen could leave.

Guus Hiddink vows to build on success of Holland predecessor Louis van Gaal

New Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has vowed to build on the success of predecessor Louis van Gaal.

Mail Box

Are Villa Fans The Lowest Of Them All?

With the possible exception of Blackpool, are any club's fans feeling any more depressed about the start of the season than Villa? We also have a bizarre suggestion and...

How Can Tim Sherwood Be Out Of Work?

Don't peple know his PPG was THE BEST EVER FOR A SPURS MANAGER? We also have mails on Luis Suarez, the new fashion for 3-5-2 and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property