First Team

Dauda's hungry for more

12th February 2016

Abiola Dauda insists he'll only get better after his brace against Ross County in midweek.

Abiola Dauda was delighted to grab his first goals for the club against Ross County in midweek and believes he will only get better.

The Nigerian striker came on as a second-half substitute in Dingwall on Wednesday night and produced two exquisite finishes to help seal an impressive 3-0 win for the Jambos.

Speaking to the press post-match, he revealed he is now looking to get more game time under his belt in order to improve his match fitness.

“I’ve not played a lot of full games recently and I enjoyed the Edinburgh derby, I haven’t played at that intensity for a while. But my fitness is getting better and better.

“The fitter I get the more I can rely on my instincts, I will be sharper. The pace of the game here is good for me, it helps my fitness and suits my way of playing.”

Wednesday night’s win put third-placed Hearts 11 points clear of The Staggies and Abiola believes there is plenty to be excited about at Tynecastle.

“I had a good feeling as soon as I came here. As soon as I trained with the lads I could see the quality in the team, there are a lot of young lads here but also a lot of experience. I think the future is bright.

“Now we are 11 points clear of Ross County but we are not really looking behind, we are only looking forward.”