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Boden: 'I've Got That Buzz Back'

4 November 2012

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Chesterfield striker Scott Boden revealed he is hoping to start from where he left off against Bradford City at Valley Parade on Tuesday, after he began the Spireites' astonishing 6-1 demolition of League One strugglers Hartlepool United.

The 22-year-old opened his account for the season after latching onto Danny Whitaker's inch-perfect through ball and sending a delightful dink over Pools keeper Scott Flinders before being withdrawn to a rapturous reception from the Proact Stadium faithful.

And the Sheffield-born forward, who admitted to wanting Sheffield United in round two, said he was hoping to transfer his form into the league.

"It was a nice little finish - I'm happy with it," Boden told the club's media staff at full-time.

"But obviously you don't get goals without the service. To be fair, Danny kept looking for me all afternoon and I think that was the first or second one he played and thankfully, it hit the back of the net.

"It was nice to get another FA Cup goal, but hopefully I can get some more in the league.

"Paul's told me i've got to be confident and since he has arrived, I've got that buzz back. I'm enjoying playing my football again, and he said if you go out and enjoy it you will play to the best of your ability."

The former Accrington boss made five changes to the side that suffered a 1-0 defeat against rock-bottom Barnet, introducing youngsters Liam Cooper, Craig Clay, Mark Randall and Boden alongside Jamaica international Nathan Smith in place of the ineligible Liam Ridehalgh.

And it certainly paid dividends, with Boden, Randall and Clay giving the home side a seemingly unassailable lead going into the dressing room at half-time.

"It's something we've worked on, but we haven't done a lot on it," Scott added.

"I think the lads enjoyed playing today. The players that need freedom, got a bit of that to get on the ball and it allowed them to do what the are good at. We all worked for each other out there, you can't really pick one person out. We did well as a team and we played some good football.

"Up front we played some good football, but that doesn't come without a good foundation at the back.

"When we got the ball forward, we always looked dangerous. When we got Randy on the ball in the hole, I thought we'd go on and get a couple more. I didn't think we'd get five more though!"

And Boden also revealed he is expecting a text from former team-mate and good friend Jordan Bowery.

"I've only just walked out the door, but I'll probably text him. He's supposed to be a good mate, so hopefully he's text me!"

You can watch Scott's interview in full exclusively on Spireites Player


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