Sep 8 2011 By Chris Slavin
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RICHARD Pacquette believes he can have his most prolific season yet after an impressive start to his Hayes and Yeading career.
The 28-year-old has yet to hit the 20 goals mark in a much-travelled career that has included spells at Havant and Waterlooville, York City and Maidenhead United since starting his senior career with QPR 11 years ago.
But having been handed a regular starting spot by Hayes and Yeading boss Nas Bashir, Pacquette has showed he can deliver goals again at Blue Square Premier level.
And after his third goal of the season earned all three points in Sunday's 1-0 win over Tamworth, Pacquette has already set a goals target.
"I want to hit double figures by Christmas and then take it from there," he said. "Hopefully, I can start hitting braces. I was unlucky at York City with injuries and suspensions, but I am enjoying it here as I am in the team and we try to play football. I have to keep playing well to keep my shirt though. Hopefully, we can start creeping up the table."
The experienced Pacquette is expecting a big improvement from Hayes and Yeading's young side in the coming months once they adjust to playing in the non league's top-flight.
"We have good young players here," he added. "Luke Williams is a good players who tries to get on the ball and so too does Ryan Crockford. The team is looking good and we can only get better. We are gelling week by week and session by session. We do a lot of passing drills in training to help our passing game develop.
"We know that we can create chances if we believe in ourselves. I think the main thing is that we are a new squad that has a great team spirit - everyone is together. We have already played quite a few good teams this season and have held our own against them. We have shown teams that they will not just come to our place and turn us over."
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