IN-FORM midfielder Mat Liddiard reckons he can notch another 10 goals this season as he relishes his “free” role at Evesham United.

The ex-Gloucester City ace has scored in his past three Southern League Division One West games, increasing to 11 his tally.

After a “rough patch” at the start of the campaign, Liddiard feels he is hitting his straps having netted in United’s 2-2 draw with Shortwood at the Jubilee Stadium on New Year’s Day.

And the 25-year-old says he has now set himself a new target of reaching the 20-goal mark as Evesham gear up for a trip to play-off rivals Wimborne Town on Saturday (3pm).

“Things have gone positively this season,” said Liddiard.

“My target this season was to score 10 goals and I’ve gone one better than that already so now I have reached that the next one is to score another 10. We are only halfway through the season so it’s possible.

“My dad always said 10 goals was the target for a centre midfielder. I usually get around eight but I have exceeded my expectations now so have set myself another realistic target and I am going the right way about it at the moment.

“I am very happy with my own performances. When I was not playing to my full potential earlier this season, Colly (boss Paul Collicutt) stuck by me and I am thankful for that.

“You have got to play your way out of that and in the past few games I have started to find my feet. They have been giving me a bit of a free role where I can express myself and get involved with the front men.

“When we were limited on players due to a couple of injuries, Colly put me back in my defensive position and that’s when I went through my rough patch.

“I could not get forward and had to be more disciplined. I can play that role but I feel like I can’t get the best out of myself.

“But I am enjoying where I am playing now and it’s starting to click with the two front men and when Aysa (Corrick) comes on as well.

“We have got a nice team chemistry going at the moment so hopefully that continues.”