There's much more to come from me, says Scunthorpe United midfielder Damien Mozika
MIDFIELDER Damien Mozika has promised Scunthorpe United fans there is much more to come from him this season.
The Frenchman has made his presence felt since returning from a long-term ankle injury last month, with his second goal of the campaign capping another sterling display in Saturday's 3-1 victory at Leyton Orient.
Mozika admits he is still some way short of peak fitness but is confident of getting back to his best.
"I was really happy to score," he said of the weekend. "I was injured for a while and this goal means a lot to me.
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"Playing 90 minutes as well, I was really happy with that.
"My fitness is getting better. I'm not 100 per cent yet but it will come and you will see more from me.
"I wanted to get between five and six goals this season.
"I am really happy with how I'm doing but I can do more."
United ended a three-game losing streak against the O's, moving them up a place in the League One table and leaving them just two points short of climbing out of the relegation zone.
With a busy Christmas period coming up, Mozika says it was vital Scunthorpe turned their form around – with a deserved win giving them a timely confidence boost.
"It was a great result and that's what we needed," said the 25-year-old. "I think we did well.
"It was a tough game and I'm really happy we got the three points.
"I think we deserved it.
"We did really well and we made it difficult for them.
"It helps with confidence and hopefully we can keep winning, or not losing.
"It has been difficult but we tried to keep our heads up and keep going. When we went on the pitch we tried to play like it was our last game."
Manager Brian Laws opted for a different formation at Brisbane Road – Mozika given license to get forward in a midfield five.
It was a change which produced the desired effect.
"The gaffer changed the shape, it was a little bit different but we did well," said Mozika.
"It's still 11v11, they've got two arms, two legs and it's all about having the fight and some luck.
"Like you saw, it works well like that. We were more solid and tighter.
"They didn't shoot a lot on target, I think they had maybe one or two shots and just scored from the penalty.
"That means something.
"I'm sure we're going to stay in this league, no doubt about it.
"We just need to keep getting as many points as possible, keep working hard, keep our heads up and everything will be okay.
"We need to get as many points as possible over Christmas and I'm sure we're going to do it."