Harrogate Town v Yeovil Town: Jack Muldoon fully focused on getting back on goal-trail

Jack Muldoon said he was pleased to come to a swift agreement over a new deal with Harrogate Town so that he can now concentrate solely on scoring goals.

By Rhys Howell
Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:32 pm
Jack Muldoon was on target in Harrogate Town's 2-1 victory at Yeovil in October. Picture: Matt Kirkham
Jack Muldoon was on target in Harrogate Town's 2-1 victory at Yeovil in October. Picture: Matt Kirkham

The 30-year-old striker, who is the club's leading marksman this term, signed a two-year contract extension at Wetherby Road last week.

And with his future now secured, the former Lincoln City man is eager to add to his tally of 11 strikes in 2019/20, starting against promotion rivals Yeovil Town on Tuesday night.

"I'm happy to get it secured so I can just kick on now and keep focused," Muldoon said.

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"It was an easy decision for me. As soon as you get the deal done and dusted you can start concentrating on what you're trying to achieve.

"I want to get back on track and start scoring some more goals. I scored against Yeovil away so hopefully I can do the same again on Tuesday."

With Town second in the National League standings and Yeovil just two places and two points further back, plenty is resting on the outcome of Tuesday's match.

Victory would see Simon Weaver's men move to within three points of leaders Barrow, while a loss drops them down to third place.

Muldoon, however, insists that he and his team-mates won't be getting too caught up in the significance of the fixture.

"We'll treat it the same as any other game," he added.

"We've played Chorley and Ebbsfleet recently, two teams who are struggling, but we went into those matches with the same mentality because if you give any team in this division an inch then they'll take a mile.

"With the Yeovil game, there's no extra pressure, we'll just approach it how we do every match."

Town beat the Hatters 2-1 away from home back in October thanks to second-half goals from Muldoon himself and Brendan Kiernan.

And the ex-Fylde forward is hoping that a couple of factors play their part in his side repeating the trick.

"Obviously we went and did a good job at their place and hopefully they'll come up here and not fancy us on a Tuesday night because I think we are a lot better under the lights," he added.

"It [Yeovil's 280-mile journey to North Yorkshire] is a slight factor.

"Their players will be sat there on a bus, cramped up and whatever else comes with it. You're probably eating a bit more than you would when you're at home and all of those factors can come into it.

"Hopefully that becomes an advantage for us."

Kick-off at the CNG Stadium on Tuesday evening is at 7.45pm.