OWEN Dodgson is hoping to build on his debut goal for Barnsley but believes there is a lot more to come from him.
The 20-year-old left wing-back signed on a season-long loan from Premier League Burnley on Friday then scored the opener on his debut in the EFL Trophy against Grimsby Town on Tuesday. Dodgson told the Chronicle: “The goal is a big confidence boost for me, coming into a new side.
“It’s obviously a good start for myself but I have a lot more to do. The fans have a lot more to see from me.
“The move happened quite fast. I jumped at the opportunity straight away and I am happy to be here.”
Dodgson has been brought in to provide competition for Nicky Cadden who has performed well as the main left wing-back across the last year.
“He’s a very good player and very highly-rated but I just have to fight for my place.”
Dodgson was at Burnley with current Barnsley midfielders Josh Benson and Adam Phillips as well as Bobby Thomas who impressed on loan last season before moving to Coventry.
“I know a few of the lads and they said Barnsley is a good ambitious club who want to get to the Championship.
“Josh is doing very well, Bobby did well then got a great move, Philo is doing well too. I spoke to them all and they spoke very highly of everyone at the club and the fans.”
Dodgson spent the second half of last season on loan to Rochdale who were relegated into non-league with Dodgson playing 18 games and scoring once.
He said: “It was a big learning experience. I got games under my belt and was very happy with how I did.
“It’s unfortunate what happened with the team but it is a good group of lads and I hope they come back to where they belong this season. For myself, the next step was League One and I just have to keep improving.”