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Akpan hoping to score more goals for Blackburn Rovers

04 December 2015, 15:03

London - Blackburn Rovers midfielder Hope Akpan wants to add goals to his name after scoring his first in the blue and white stripes of The Riversiders last weekend against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Nigeria national - teamer thought he had opened his account for the 2015-16 seasons against Preston North End in the penultimate round of matches but Jordan Pickford's own goal was wrongly attributed to him initially.

Also read: Hope Akpan talks up Blackburn teammates

''I'm happy to score my first goal for the Rovers," Akpan told Radio Rovers.

"I'd done a good job of convincing everyone that I'd scored against Preston but that one is definitely mine and it was a good feeling to score, and at home as well.

"I have a target in mind so I'm glad to get the first one out of the way, previous times when I've scored I've gone on to score a few more so hopefully that can be the case again."

Hope Akpan has managed nine goals (13 assists) across all competitions for the various teams he has represented since turning professional.

The 24-year-old and his Blackburn Rovers teammates will be back in action on Saturday when they tackle Bristol City in the Championship.

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