SCRAPPY SCORES WILL BE JOY TO ROSLER

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ben Baker

FLEET­WOOD TOWN looked like they were putting on their very own goal of the month com­pe­ti­tion last week against Charl­ton Ath­letic, but man­ager Uwe Rosler wants his side to start scor­ing scrappy goals, too.

They have al­ready scored some fine goals this sea­son, with 21-year-old on-loan Burn­ley hot­shot Chris Long, David Ball, 26, and 20year-old marks­man Ash Hunter all seem­ingly try­ing to outdo each other.

And that was no more ap­par­ent than against Charl­ton last week­end, with strik­ers Long and Ball both fir­ing home from dis­tance in a 2-2 draw.

But Rosler is a hard man to please and is af­ter more close-range ef­forts and goals from set-pieces.

As a for­mer striker him­self, 47-year-old Rosler knows the im­por­tance of spread­ing goals around the side, with 12 of the 15 they had bagged ahead of this week­end com­ing from their strik­ers.

“We have scored some out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual goals and team goals, in terms of how we got the ball, where we got the ball and how quickly we got into a goalscor­ing sit­u­a­tion – but I would like to have more scrappy goals,” Rosler said.

“I would like to have more in­side the box, from set­pieces and that is what we have worked on.

“I think you need this to be a con­sis­tent goal threat over the whole cam­paign.

“Over the nine months, you can’t just trust your front play­ers. The goals have to come from ev­ery­where be­cause we will have in­juries and dips of form and we need to be sure the goals will still come.

“I need more from our cen­tre-halves in terms of at­tack­ing the ball in the op­po­si­tion half.

“I need more from our mid­field­ers, too. I think there is much more to come from them in terms of goal threat. At the mo­ment it is go­ing fine. We are reg­u­larly on the score­sheet but I think there is more to come.”

MARKS­MAN: Chris Long

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