Leon takes his chance

LEON Mettam is determined to take his chances as a starting striker for Trinity, after scoring the equaliser and playing the full 90 minutes at Bishop’s Stortford.

Thursday, 10th November 2011, 10:57 am

The former Lincoln City youngster scored 24 goals for league rivals Corby Town last season but has struggled to hold down a regular starting place under Steve Housham.

Mettam grabbed Gainsborough’s leveller at Woodside Park and with Ryan Kendall out injured he hopes to play more than just a bit-part role in the remainder of the season.

He said: “I’ve waited quite a long time to get a chance, it came round today and gladly I took it and got the goal.”

“After a decent performance today and a goal, I want to be playing next week but we’ve got a fantastic squad here.”

“There is a squad there for a reason and if the gaffer decides to change it, you never know I might be out next week but hopefully I can stay in.”

The 24-year-old was signed by former boss Brian Little before the start of the current campaign and his only other goal this season came in the 2-1 victory at Droylsden in August.