Jack Muldoon confident that Harrogate Town can continue to challenge at top end of League Two

Jack Muldoon is adamant that Harrogate Town have what it takes to continue to challenge at the top end of League Two.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 8:51 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 8:54 am
Jack Muldoon bagged a brace in Harrogate Town's 2-1 midweek win at Grimsby. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

Tuesday night’s victory at Grimsby was the Wetherby Road club’s fourth in seven outings this term since they were promoted into the EFL and leaves them fourth in the table, just two points behind leaders Cambridge United.

And Muldoon, who has been on fire in front of goal so far in 2020/21, insists that there is sufficient quality within the Town camp to enable them to remain in contention for a top-seven finish.

“We can definitely continue to challenge at the top of the table, 100 per cent,”he told the Harrogate Advertiser.

Jack Muldoon celebrates after scoring his second goal of the evening at Blundell Park.

“We’ve got a great group of lads, a lot of energy and enough composure to play, so I think we can do well this season.

“Obviously, you’ve got to set your bar high and we’ve done that, come into this league and just kind of grabbed hold of it.

“It’s a step up, but the players we are up against are only human, so if we keep bringing our A-game then I believe we can continue picking up results.”

Muldoon proved to be Town’s match-winner once again in midweek, following up his decisive goal against Barrow on Saturday with a brace at Blundell Park.

That took the 31-year-old’s personal haul for the campaign to six in only five league appearances and represents his most prolific start to a season in professional football.

Asked if he is in the form of his life at present, the ex-Lincoln City attacker replied:“I’d like to think that I am, that’s six goals in five games now, so I’m obviously enjoying my football, the lads are creating plenty of chances for me.

“I’m definitely feeling confident at the moment. It’s about trusting yourself and backing your own ability.

“I feel that the step up is bringing the best out of me– and a lot of the other lads – I think we’re concentrating a bit more , plus the better pitches really help the way we want to try and play."

Looking back at a good night's work against Grimsby and his fifth and sixth goals of the season, Muldoon added: "Aaron [Martin] pulled the same sort of pass back to me earlier in the game and I've dragged it into the ground, so that's kind of teed me up for the first goal, where Thommo cut back a similar ball from the right.

"The second one, I was in the right place at the right time. I wanted the pass from Calvin [Miller] early, I was asking for it, but he's done brilliantly to make the third-man run, get forward and get his shot off.

"I've just followed it up and the keeper has given me it on a plate, so yeah, I'm happy.

"I probably should have had the match ball, but I'll still take the positives and the three points."

Muldoon and his team-mates return to action on Saturday when they make the long trip to Colchester United, 3pm kick-off.