PIL­GRIMS’ ROCKET-MAN ALESSAN­DRA IS A BIG THREAT

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

LEWIS Alessan­dra should be a reg­u­lar goal threat in League Two says Ply­mouth man­ager John Sheri­dan, who was stunned by his mid­week rocket.

Alessan­dra signed from More­cambe in the sum­mer hav­ing scored seven times in 82 games for the Shrimps.

The 24-year-old struck just four times last sea­son but found the net twice in one game on Tues­day, equal­is­ing twice in the 3-2 League Cup de­feat to Birm­ing­ham.

The first was a stun­ning 25-yard strike and Sheri­dan be­lieves there is no ex­cuse for Alessan­dra not to be do­ing it on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

“I know he can do that and I would like him to try to score a few goals for us this sea­son be­cause I know he has it in his locker,” he said.

“Abil­ity-wise, I thought he was out­stand­ing on Tues­day night. He has got two great goals and it's a shame they weren’t re­ally worth any­thing at the end.

“I have never seen him score a goal like that, but I don’t think I have seen many play­ers score a goal like that.

“I haven’t seen many bet­ter goals while I have been in football. I thought he was ex­cel­lent on the night.

“He has got great feet. Hope­fully, it will give him con­fi­dence be­cause I know he can score goals.”

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