These boots were made for scoring

Steve Diggin's header is blocked during Banbury United's victory against AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Photo: Jake McNulty
Steve Diggin's header is blocked during Banbury United's victory against AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Photo: Jake McNulty

Blame Steve Diggin’s goal drought on the weather.

The lack of rain during the first three months of the season meant many players were still wearing hard-ground boots, including Diggin.

With the grounds getting softer, I decided to change my boots and within two minutes it had paid off. I will be wearing them again on Saturday!

Steve Diggin

But he pulled on his soft-ground boots for the first time since he scored in them in the penalty shoot-out at Wembley and got off the mark for his new club on Tuesday.

Diggin said: “It was starting to concern me so I’m delighted to get off the mark.

“With the ground getting softer, I decided to change my boots and within two minutes it had paid off. I will be wearing them again on Saturday!”

It has been a frustrating start for the former Brackley Town striker but he said: “I got tendonitis in my Achilles heel in my second game so it was just a case of getting through games with the injury.

“I’m enjoying it here despite the poor run but now we can look forward. Hopefully, that’s the start of me scoring a few more now.”