Striker Evans eyes instant impact at Fleetwood Town

Ched Evans netted for Fleetwood Town at Tranmere Rovers
Ched Evans netted for Fleetwood Town at Tranmere Rovers

Ched Evans wants to show he has still has the clinical touch in front of goal after marking his first Fleetwood Town appearance by finding the net.

Twenty-four hours after agreeing a season-long loan move from Sheffield United, the Welshman netted in last Saturday’s friendly win at Tranmere Rovers.

Kelvin Mellor could be on his way back to Blackpool

Kelvin Mellor could be on his way back to Blackpool

The 29-year-old is looking to rediscover his golden touch after a blank 2017/18 season for his parent club.

Evans is hoping to continue a trend, having scored on his first league start for all his clubs – barring Manchester City and his second spell at Sheffield United.

He said: “I’ve scored on every debut I have ever played other than City.

“But the one that counts most is the first league game of the season so hopefully I can be a part of that and keep that record going.”

He has netted for the Blades in pre-season and says that things are looking good given his form and the fact he is yet to start a game thus far.

But that could change this Saturday when Town head to League Two side Morecambe, seven days before the League One season-opener against AFC Wimbledon at Highbury on Saturday, August 4.

He said: “I played last week, scored, scored again in my second game and I’ve not started a game yet which can only be a positive.”

Evans was one of three signings who joined the club on Friday.

The striker was the only player fit enough to feature in the 2-0 win over Tranmere at Prenton Park as his fellow new arrivals Chris Long and James Wallace missed out.

He said: “I don’t see the point in beating around the bush and stuff like that.

“I would not say I was at my fittest yet.

“More games and more minutes on the pitch are certainly going to benefit me and make me a better player so I’m just really happy to be out there with the lads.

“You can look at that game and take so many positives from it, I can take so many positives from it.”