WOODS SET NEW GOAL BY ROWETT

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

STOKE man­ager Gary Rowett has urged mid­fielder Ryan Woods to con­cen­trate on the at­tack­ing side of his game.

The 24-year-old has had a pos­i­tive im­pact since his sum­mer move from Brent­ford, but Rowett wants him to do less de­fen­sive work and con­cen­trate on for­ward play.

The Stoke boss said: “At times, I’ve spo­ken to Woodsy about keep­ing him­self a lit­tle higher up the pitch.

“For Woodsy, some­times it’s about un­der­stand­ing he doesn’t have to go quite so deep to get the ball, be­cause we know how much of a threat he can be with it higher up the field.”

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