Hockaday: We have set our standards high
FOREST Green manager David Hockaday is confident that his side's 8-0 win over Hyde was not a one off.
Hockaday insists that his side are capable of another victory starting with Nuneaton Town tonight (7.45 pm).
However, he knows that so many goals every game is not necessary to take the points.
"We got three points and that's all we can get, we don't get any extra points for scoring a lot of goals," Hockaday said.
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"We've got three points and we've got another three points to fight for tonight and that's what our efforts are concentrated on."
Hockaday firmly believes his side have the ability to win, but they will be keeping their feet on the ground.
"I'm confident that if we play as well as we can, it will take a very good team to take points off us," he said.
"What we have to concentrate on, wherever we go is to go there and give a good account of ourselves; if we do then we've got as good a chance as any of taking the points, so we have to concentrate on ourselves.
"We've set the standards; if we stay there, or improve them I'll be very happy."
One of the star players in their 8-0 drubbing of Hyde was midfielder Marcus Kelly.
Kelly, who used to ply his trade for Rushden and Diamonds, opened and closed the scoring.
He signed for Forest Green Rovers in the summer following his exit from fellow division rivals Tamworth.
At just 5ft 7ins, Hockaday thinks Kelly could have a big impact for a small player.
"He's going to be a little, big player for us this season!" he said
"He's a very good technician and we gave him licence to get forward and he's had a very good game.
"He scored a great goal with his right foot, then two on his left foot. He's had a good day and we'd like to think he'll contribute to the team."
Over the summer, Forest Green brought in three strikers to take the squad total of strikers to seven.
However, Hockaday is confident he can keep them all happy and get them firing his squad to promotion.
"We've got a lot of strikers, they're all very tightly knit, and they're all going to help each other," he said.
"What it does is take the pressure off having one striker scoring 30 goals.
"We've got a number of strikers, if they all score ten or 15 plus between them then that's great."
Tipped for promotion at the start of the season, Forest Green showed what they were capable of on Saturday.
However, Hockaday is keeping his feet on the ground and taking it one game at a time.
"We've played one game and got three points, we've got 45 more so it's far too early to tell how we'll do," he said.
"We've had a good start, with a good performance and a good result.
"We've got Nuneaton tonight and that's as far as we're looking at the moment."