STANLEY winger Jordan Clark believes he has turned a corner in front of goal.

The 26-year-old made it four for the season by scoring in back-to-back games against Oxford and Oldham in league and cup this week.

That means Clark is closing in on the nine goals he scored in each of the last two campaigns.

The former Shrewsbury man admitted that being wasteful in front of goal has got him down at times but now feels like he is weighing in with his fair share of goals.

“Last season I didn’t score as many as a I wanted to and I looked back at the clips with the staff and coaches and I missed a lot of chances which was disappointing because I was getting in great areas,” Clark said ahead of today’s game at Rochdale.

“I was probably costing the team points.

“I’m quite harsh on myself and after games I would be a bit down.

“This year I’m converting a lot more though and getting into better areas and touch wood things stay the same and I get a few more goals.”

Some would argue that Clark is playing as well as he has even done during his more than three years in East Lancashire. He has been a key figure in the Reds’ recent upturn in fortunes, John Coleman’s side having lost just one of their last nine in all competitions ahead of the trip to Spotland this afternoon.

“I’m a confidence player, and this season I think I’ve started really well,” Clark said.

“I had a couple of iffy games but in the last couple of weeks I think I’ve picked back up again.

“Chipping in with goals, that’s the main thing for myself and winning games, which is most important for the team.”

Clark and Ross Sykes were the only two players to start both the League One game with Oxford last Saturday and Tuesday night’s Leasing.Com Trophy win at Oldham.

It’s a case of more the merrier for the wide player who was pleased to be out on the pitch in midweek rather than putting his feet up in the Boundary Park stands.

“When you’re playing well and your confidence is up it’s great, you just can’t wait for the next game to come around,” Clark said.

“Whether it’s the Leasing.Com Trophy or even a bounce game if we have a week off.”