SINCE signing his first professional contract in the summer, Miles Storey’s start to life in the Swindon Town first team has begun at a whirlwind pace.
His first senior start at Stevenage yielded his first senior goal. That was followed by a double against Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup and international honours with England’s Under-19s.
After a recent lay-off due to injury, Storey found himself introduced from the bench against Hartlepool at the weekend and believes similar cameo performances will help him to build a platform from which he can re-establish himself in manager Paolo Di Canio’s plans.
“I really enjoyed the ten minutes that I got on Saturday,” he said. “It was good to play in front of a crowd again, get back on the pitch, get my fitness back and get a feel for the ball.
“I’ve got more of a chance because there are fewer strikers here now but at the same time I need to be playing well to come on or to be involved. It’s down to me still to try and do well in training and try to get back in the team coming on like I did on Saturday.
“I hope it will get better for me. I made a good start but I want to try and do more this season now I’m back from injury and help us maybe get promoted. Hopefully I can do that, score a few more goals and play well.”
Town’s next test is away at Tranmere on Tuesday and the striker says that the result at Prenton Park could have season-defining consequences.
“I’m looking forward to Tranmere,” he said. “We were all disappointed when the game was called off because we were in a good run of form. They’re struggling a bit at the minute; they lost again on Saturday so if we could go up there and get three points it would kick-start the run in for the rest of the season.
“I played there when I was a first year and it was the first away game I played in - I love the Kop up there! Obviously I played at The County Ground a few times before that but that was my first away game.”