Exeter City: Matt Grimes hopes for more goals from open play
Exeter midfielder Matt Grimes says he wants to score more goals from open play, with all three in his senior career to date coming from free-kicks.
The 19-year-old's last goal for League Two side City came in their 2-1 win over Bury at the end of last month.
"I would like to get one from open play," Grimes, an England Under-20 international, told BBC Sport.
"I keep getting a little bit of stick from my mum and dad saying I need to get one from open play."
He continued: "Hopefully that will come. If I find myself in a position in open play then I'll have a strike.
"It's not something that plays on my mind. If I get a free-kick, then the aim is to score. I don't want to not score it because I want one from open play."
Since his last goal, Grimes and Exeter team-mate Christy Pym have played for England in their 1-0 win over Germany in a youth international tournament in the Netherlands.
It was their second call-up, having played against Romania last month.
"Obviously it was a great honour to be called up by my country and I really enjoyed my time away, probably more so than the first time," said Grimes, who came through Exeter's youth system.
"Playing against Germany was a great experience and I learnt a lot from it. It was completely different to anything I've ever played in before - they were technically very good.
"It's a massive confidence boost to know I'm one of the 23 who have been picked to go away."