JORDAN WHITE is hoping his long overdue goal will lead to a return to Wrexham’s starting line-up.
White was named among the substitutes for the second game in a row against Dover Athletic but the striker came off the bench and scored an 80th minute equaliser to earn Wrexham a 1-1 draw at The Crabble.
Fellow sub John Rooney’s cross rebounded off the post and White bundled the ball home from close range to score his second goal of the season.
“It was my goal. You get that bit of luck but that is what you need sometimes in football,” said White, who opened his Wrexham account in the defeat at Southport on New Year’s Day.
“The cross went over my head. John has put a good ball in, he has got the quality to do that so it is a fantastic cross.
“I just couldn’t quite get my head to it, it has hit the post and I swung my leg round to try and get something on it and luckily enough it went in but I will take it all day.
“You start to get frustrated with not scoring so it was good to get one on the board again.”
White, competing with Izale McLeod and Ntumba Massanka for a place in Wrexham’s attack, hopes to be back in the side for Saturday’s home game against Aldershot Town.
“I want to get myself back starting, I don’t want to be sitting on the bench,” said White.
“I have worked hard off the field and on the field, I have got to do my bit and get back in the team.
“We have got three good strikers in me, Izale and Ntumba and it is going to get rotated at times but I am delighted to get on the scoresheet.”
White felt Wrexham were good value for a point against play-off challengers Dover.
“We more than deserved at least a draw, I don’t think we deserved to lose the game,” added White.
“I thought we were the better team. They are up there challenging for the play-offs and we are not far off it at all.”
Reds boss Dean Keates, yet to come to an agreement with leading scorer Rooney who is one start away from activating a contract extension, is hoping White can go on a goal scoring run after ending his drought.
“John has got great delivery from set-pieces,” said Keates.
“The goalkeeper pulled off a great save from the free-kick, he has gone out and worked a short corner, got a decent ball into the box, it hit the post and come back and hit Jordon on the calf so I have been told!
“You take that any time. The big man has played some games, had a few headers which you think he would score.
“It has gone over his head today, hit the post and come back and hit him on the calf. He might need that and maybe get one or two more on the back end of it.”
Wrexham are now unbeaten in six games and still seven points away from the play-offs, and Keates is delighted with the current form.
“We have challenged them each week and the challenge was to come here, if we could have beat them we were four points off them,” said Keates.
“It is all about small steps but a little run has started now, we are at home next week so all being well we can back up this good point with three points.”