Dar­ius will be back to his best soon

Goal drought

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Lithua­nian in­ter­na­tional ace Dar­ius Pliskauskas is be­ing backed to re-dis­cover his top form.

The vet­eran for­ward has con­trib­uted only one goal and one­as­sist in Phan­toms’ open­ing six games of the new English Premier League sea­son.

Coach Slava Koulikov said: “The team is about 18 to 20 guys, not just one. It is very dif­fi­cult for any player to be at their best for a full 54-game sea­son.

“Un­for­tu­nately Dar­ius has not had the best of starts, but he works hard and gives ev­ery­thing for the team.

“I al­ways trust my play­ers and you will not find a more hon­est guy than Dar­ius.

“He ap­proached me to talk about his form be­cause he knows it has quite been right, and we’ve had con­ver­sa­tions.

“But we are that kind of team that sticks to­gether and sup­ports any­one who is hav­ing a tough time. And we can be pretty sure that some­one with the qual­ity of Dar­ius will be at his best again soon.”

Pliskauskas, who cel­e­brates his 36th birth­day to­day (Thursday), has racked up good num­bers in his two full sea­sons in Phan­tom­s­colours.

He was re­spon­si­ble for 32 goals and 33 as­sists last term af­ter­pil­ing up­52­points in the play-off win­ning cam­paign of 2014/15. He also man­aged 32 points af­ter ar­riv­ing mid­way through the 2013/14 sea­son from Slough.

Dar­ius Pliskauskas in ac­tion.

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