OFFRANDE Zanzala has got his season off and running after scoring three goals in a week.

The 21-year-old hit his first of the campaign to secure a 1-0 win over Doncaster in League One last Tuesday night, then shone under the Wham Stadium floodlights again in midweek by scoring twice in the 4-1 Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group C win over Macclesfield Town.

But despite his influence against the Silkmen, the striker was quick to praise a team effort in their success, and feels the eight changes made by Stanley manager John Coleman shows the strength in depth in the Reds squad.

“The team played magnificently. It was a great opportunity for the lads who haven’t had a lot of game time this season,” said the former Derby County youngster, who made the move to the Wham Stadium permanent in the summer after impressing on loan in Stanley’s promotion season

“We put on a great performance for ourselves, for the fans and making it harder for the gaffer to pick the team for the next game.

“I’m delighted to score two goals, and scoring last week as well has given me that confidence boost to go on and keep scoring and get in that habit of hitting the ball in the back of the net.

“Last week was quite emotional for me getting my first goal and hitting the mark but (Tuesday) has topped it off. It’s given me that (incentive) to be confident in front of goal and take on defenders and stuff. It’s helped me massively.

“But overall I’m happy to get the win for the team.”

Zanzala was adamant about his brace despite his second being initially credited as an own goal by Macclesfield full back Dave Fitzpatrick.

“I’m going to make the case that it is my goal because I’ve worked hard, made great movement and put the ball in the back of the net,” the striker added.

“But at the end of the day I feel I put in a great shift for the team and I’m just delighted to get the points.”