King unconcerned by goal drought

29 November 2010 12:00
Marlon King is refusing to get too downhearted as his wait for a first goal in a Coventry shirt goes on. The striker, who returned to the professional game in late September, could not have got much closer than he did in Saturday`s 2-0 victory at Scunthorpe, seeing his shot hit a post and then the back of keeper Joe Murphy before finding the net. The goal has officially been credited as an own goal for Murphy, stretching King`s unwanted run to nine games and two months, but he is not counting. "It`s strange to be fair because Preston in the first game I felt I should have had a goal, it was handball (on the line from a North End defender) and that could have gone in," King told Sky Blues Player. "But I don`t let it concern me too much. The management, staff, players and the fans have been magnificent with me and I know if I keep plodding away it is only a matter of time before they can`t debate whether it`s an OG or my goal." Speaking about City`s second at Glanford Park, he added: "I think we needed a goal, either way it came, and you`ve got to shoot to score. I`ve shot, it`s hit the post and the keeper didn`t know too much about it so OG, my goal? We`ll take the three points."

Source: PA