SCRAPPY SCORES WILL BE JOY TO ROSLER
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.”
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