JACK Denton has explained that Windsor have the confidence to beat anyone after reaching the FA Vase third round this season.

Denton joined Windsor from Reading in the summer and has impressed in a more advanced role, scoring eight goals in 20 appearances, including the winner in a 2-1 victory over Erith Town on Sunday.

“I don’t know what it is this season but in the Vase we’ve been playing with a lot of confidence and just feel that we can beat anyone,” the 19-year-old told the Observer. “It just seems to be working out for us so we will just keep building on that.

“Personally and collectively it just feels that no matter what the score is we always believe we can grind out a result.

“That’s the best thing for a team really, having that belief that no matter what happens in a game. We just always feel that we can come out with a win.”

Denton continued: “Coming from Reading I was not really much of an attacking player. I was more defensive so it’s all a bit new to me really, attacking and scoring goals.

“I’m just going with it and see what I can do, but take every game as it comes.

“I’m getting a lot of joy because quite often I start out wide but as I drop to come more central the full-backs don’t really want to follow me in.

“That’s especially the case with the pace of Nadir Shafi and the physicality of Barry Hayles. It stretches teams quite a lot and leaves pockets for me to get on the ball.”

Looking back on the FA Vase second round win at Erith, the Windsor midfield star said: “Erith definitely showed signs that they could play but overall we deserved to win.

“We started off a little sloppy but then started to really build on the game “In the second-half we tried to go with a bit more of a different strategy, be more direct and try to play off Barry.

“That seemed to work out and both the goals came from crosses. My one was a knock down from Barry so the change in plan seemed to work for us.

“The goal from Nadir was definitely a morale booster for us just because we knew we could then break Erith down.

“It was a bit frustrating with them scoring so quickly, but we definitely knew that we could eventually score another one. We knew we had it in us.”

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