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Mads Encouraged To Shoot More After Aberdeen Brace

22 July 2023

Mads Frøkjær’s brace against Aberdeen has encouraged the midfielder to try his luck at goal more often in the future.

The Dane, who made his first appearance for PNE in the midweek friendly against Ipswich Town, netted two impressive goals in the 2-0 victory over the Dons on Saturday afternoon.

Scoring eight goals from midfield for OB in the Danish Superliga last season, goals are a part of Mads’ game, but he feels there could be more to add.

“I like to try and put more into my game to shoot a bit more,” he said.

“I don’t think I’m one who shoots the most but I tend to have quite a good ratio of finishing on target and scoring when I do.

“Today I showed I need to do it more because more goals will come.”

North End’s new No.10 was arguably the star of the show in the first half, helped by his two excellent strikes inside the opening 20 minutes.

It was an impressive performance on the whole for PNE against their Scottish Premiership opponents, dominating for large parts of the afternoon.

Mads said: “I’m happy. We played good, especially in the first half, so it was rounded off with two goals which is nice and also the last couple of training matches haven’t been great so it was nice to win and play a good half of football.

“They [the goals] were both very good and I should have had a third one as well, but don’t be greedy.

“I think still I need a better end product on my passes but I think I showed today what I can do in pockets with the ball and when I have time to drive it up the field something can happen.

“Today two goals happened and hopefully next time some more goals and an assist would be nice.”

Having made the move from Odense Boldklub and then having to wait for a work permit to be granted, there were a few days where Mads was unable to train.

That’s set him back slightly compared to the rest of the group, therefore both of his appearances so far have been limited to around an hour.

There’s still time for him to get up to full match speed, though, with the Championship opener now two weeks away.

Mads added: “For me it’s just getting minutes into the body.

“I think I had one week more of a break in the middle of pre-season so I need to get my body going again.

“The tempo is higher here so I need to get my engine running a bit more, but I just hope to play some more in the next week, get some more minutes in my legs and hopefully be ready for the first game.”

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