Fleetwood Town midfielder happy to be back among the goals

Fleetwood Town midfielder Callum Camps was relieved to be back on the scoresheet after netting in midweek against Lincoln City.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:30 pm

The goal proved to be the winner on the night, Camps finding the top corner to finish off a Town break.

The 25-year-old had enjoyed a fast start to life on the Fylde coast, finding the net 10 times in his first 18 appearances.

After that, the goals dried up, and it was only when he stopped focusing on scoring that one came along for him.

Callum Camps was able to celebrate a goal in midweek Picture: Stephen Buckley/PRiME Media Images Limited

Camps said: “It’s been a long time coming.

“It’s been a few months since I scored and it was getting me a bit annoyed.

“The last few games, I’ve just tried not to concentrate on scoring and instead on having a good game and winning it.

“Funnily enough, the game I say that I then go on to score.

“The confidence part, because I’d scored so many at the start of the season, in my head I was thinking ‘I have to keep scoring here.’ It doesn’t work that way.

“As games went by and I was missing chances that, earlier on in the season I’d have scored, it was getting me down.

“The lads spoke to me and the coaches did too. They just said to keep going and grind it out, then when one comes, hopefully a few more will come. I hope that’s the case.”

Although Camps hadn’t intentionally changed anything in his game, mentally it’s been a tough time.

When the flow of goals dried up, he tried to figure out why that had happened – something which may have halted his progress.

He said: “I haven’t been doing anything differently. I think it was just one of those where everything I hit at the start of the season was going in and dropping in the places I expected them to.

“I feel like, in the last few months, things just haven’t been dropping for me as much or I’ve been overthinking it and not getting in the game.

“I want to get involved in the game more rather than concentrating on scoring. The goals will come with it if I’m having a good game.”

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