Ross Draper revels in long distance Macclesfield Town strike

Macclesfield Town midfielder Ross Draper does not believe he will ever score a goal as good as the one he netted from 45 yards against Hereford.

The former Shrewsbury trainee, 22, scored the second goal in the 4-0 win.

When asked by BBC Radio Manchester if he will ever score a better goal, he said: "I don't think I will.

"I looked up and saw he [the goalkeeper] was on the penalty spot and I thought if I caught it right it would go over, and luckily it went."

He added: "I turned one down about 10 minutes earlier and I should have had a go before."

Draper signed for the club in July 2009, joining the Silkmen from non-league side Hednesford Town and also had a spell at Stafford Rangers.

After scoring once during his first season, the midfielder found the back of the net five times last term, and is again looking to improve on his season's tally.

"The gaffer always says if you don't shoot, you don't score, and we work on shooting in training. We need to have more shots," he continued.

"We lost two lads [Tyrone Barnett and Hamza Bencherif] who scored 20-odd goals between them last year, so we all need to chip in with goals.

"Hopefully I'll get more myself and the other lads will be looking to do the same."

Draper believes that a new style of football adopted at the Moss Rose is also helping him, as it allows him to play a more advanced role in midfield.

"We all came in for pre-season and we had lost Ty and Ham, big powerful lads, who suited the kind of football we played last year," he added.

"We've looked at other ways and we like to pass the ball now.

"We've been criticised in the past for going long but I think this year we've got players in the squad who are passers and are good on the ball.

"It helps me as I can get on the end of things and get as many goals as possible."