MATTY Pearson has promised to work on his goal celebrations after his amazing scoring run this season.

The defender has netted eight times for Stanley, including a double last week against Leyton Orient and an extra-time winner in the EFL Cup clash with Burnley.

The 23-year-old admits his habit of hitting the net has put him in the spotlight, and says he feels confident of finding the target each time he ventures forward.

Pearson revealed: “For one reason or another I feel like I can score every time I go up.

“The manager and the rest of the lads say I should be on more goals because earlier in the season I was missing chances and should have been putting them away, but the tide has turned and it’s gone in my favour.

“The ball just seems to be coming to me. To be fair it’s probably the deliveries from Sean McConville and Jordan Clark – they’ve been brilliant.

“They’ve been putting the ball where I want it to be, allowing me to attack the ball and score.

“Goals do put you in the spotlight, but you just have to take it as it comes and play your football.

“I can’t believe I’ve scored eight, to be honest. I liked my first goal against Doncaster, and the first one against Leyton Orient.

“My celebrations are terrible though – I need to work on them!”

Pearson has played right across the back four this season as the Reds have been hit hard by injuries and suspensions.

And while he started his career with Halifax as a midfielder, he says he is more at home in defence.

“Anywhere across the back, I feel comfortable in any position,” he said.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a centre-half – the next minute I feel like a right-back. I’ll play anywhere and I don’t mind switching around at all.”

Pearson has been delighted with his side’s eight-game unbeaten run, which they will be looking to extend at Morecambe tonight, and believes they are starting to show their potential at long last.

He added: “The biggest thing for me in the last few games is that we’ve three clean sheets.“That’s been a massive help with our goal difference and I hope it continues.We have got potential.

“We all have blips in our form but we’re starting to come good now.

“Sean McConville showed against Leyton Orient what a player he is.

“The same with Shay McCartan, he’s been putting in free-kicks for fun.

“You could go through the whole team.”