TUNDE Owalabi is hungry for more goals as he bids to fire Radcliffe towards a successful 2019.

The pacey Boro star has netted 10 times in his last eight games in league and cup, including a hat-trick against Trafford on New Year’s Day.

His haul helped land the club’s December player-of-the-month award and keep Macken’s men in a strong position in the automatic promotion spots.

But Owalabi has been challenged by Macken to push on and be even more ruthless in front of goal this season.

“I wasn’t playing much but I believed in myself, and I have to thank the gaffer for giving me the opportunity in the Kidsgrove game, because I came off the bench and scored,” he said.

“I have never looked back. I’ve pushed myself in every game to be better. If I score three in a game, I want four. And they want me to want more – not just be satisfied with the three.

“December was a good month for the team as well. We won every game apart from the last one at Ramsbottom, which was disappointing because we felt that was one we could have won. But it was a poor performance, we didn’t turn up.

“We put it right (against Trafford) and I am thankful we all had the right mindset.

“We want to go on another winning run now, just like December.”

Macken’s side host Newcastle Town this Saturday – their opponents having won just once on the road in nine attempts this season.

With big competition for a starting spot, the biggest dilemma facing the former Manchester City man is picking 11 names for the team-sheet.

“It’s difficult but it’s also really pleasing,” he said. “If you have got those options where you know players are playing well, but you’ve got lads who are pushing them, it’s a good place to be in. We have got to keep driving them.”