Port Vale striker JJ Hooper says “nothing is impossible” and his aim this season is to score as many goals as possible.
Talking to The Boot Room website Hooper said: “Hopefully this year I can push on, but I’ve still got a lot of hard work to do, with a lot of hours in the gym and on the training pitch, and hopefully under the new manager’s guidance I can push on and have a really good season.
I want to get some goals this season, I want to get some goals… Goals, goals, goals!
“I want to get some goals this season, I want to get some goals… Goals, goals, goals! But I just want to play as high as I can it would be lovely to play in the Premier League as a first team player but that’s all in the future.
“I’ve got to keep focused on today and make sure I can do my best for Port Vale and be the best player I can be.
Hooper also praised former manager Rob Page for not rushing him into the first-team until he was ready. He commented: “I think obviously at the time it was quite frustrating. I felt like I was training well and I was impressing and I felt like I should have played a bit more, but obviously, from the outside looking in, it’s probably the best thing that could’ve been done to me. It benefited me a lot and made me who I am today.”
Talking about the summer activity at Vale Park Hooper said: “That togetherness and spirit is still there, definitely. We’ve lost a few key players, but that’s football and I think you’ve just got to deal with it and get on with it and I think the new players that the manager has brought in, they all have quality so I think we can definitely integrate and play well this season.
The players he’s brought in from overseas have got a lot of quality, so it’s very exciting times…
“It’s exciting times at Vale Park, you know, he [Bruno Ribeiro] has brought in some big signings, like Jerome Thomas, who has got Premiership experience and some of the players he’s brought in from overseas have got a lot of quality, so it’s very exciting times.
“Nothing is impossible, the pre-season spell is where we all gel and get used to each other and see how each other play and nothing is impossible, so if we start off well, starting at Bradford, we can definitely push for promotion.”