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Tomlin: Best is yet to come

19 November 2012

Gavin Tomlin believes the best is still to come from his partnership with Britt Assombalonga.

The pair scored braces in Saturday’s 4-1 win against Torquay United.

But Tomlin feels the duo can still do better this season.

“Things have gone well so far, but I do feel we’re capable of more and that the best is yet to come from us,” Tomlin told the official website.

“We haven’t linked up together as well as I think we can just yet, and that’s good because we know we can do better.

“However, it was great for us both to score twice against Torquay, and we want to keep getting more goals now.”

After his two goals at the weekend, Assombalonga has now scored on 11 occasions this season.

Tomlin meanwhile has scored four times, three in the last three matches.

But the 29-year-old feels his luck is now starting to change in front of goal after a series of near misses this season.

“It’s been frustrating so far this season because I’ve come close to getting goals so many times, but it was great to get two against Torquay,” said Tomlin. 

“I’d been hitting the post or having the keeper make saves, so to see the ball hit the back of the net was very nice indeed.

“After the first one went in it boosted my confidence and I was able to keep my composure for the second.

“I’m feeling like my luck is starting to change now and want to get a few more goals.”

Tomlin’s next chance to score will come at AFC Wimbledon tomorrow night.

And the striker is desperate to see his side impress against the Dons, who are currently 20th in the League Two table.

“We’ve done well against the top teams away from home but we need to do it against the ones down the bottom,” said Tomlin.

“Wimbledon are a good team, so it will be a real test for us, but I think we need to have a different mentality against the lower teams and once we do that we’ll be flying.

“Touch wood that can start tomorrow and we can keep this good run we’re on going.”

Tomlin will also be fit to face AFC Wimbledon, despite coming off with a slight back problem against Torquay.

The forward was replaced by Barry Corr midway through the second half.

But Tomlin confirmed he would be able to stay in the side.

“My back stiffened up and I came off as a precaution,” said Tomlin.

“I’ll be fine for Tuesday’s game and can’t wait to get back out there again.”

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