No need to panic, says boss Baker
LEEK Town manager Neil Baker says he’s not about to hit the panic button just because his team has failed to score in their last three games.
A 0-0 draw at Stamford in the FA Trophy, was followed by a 1-0 defeat at home in the replay last Tuesday night and then a 1-0 defeat at Evo-stik West Division leaders Runcorn Linnets on Saturday.
But after hitting five goals against Newcastle Town and Loughborough Dynamo and four against Prescot Cables last month and fours against Widnes and Ramsbottom the previous month, he knows there are goals in the team.
“We have just come up against two very good teams. Stamford are very good at what they do and Runcorn are top of the table for a reason, but we were in both games, they just happened to score the goals that counted and we couldn’t. We are not really playing that well at the moment, but the forwards are being left with too much to do. They are getting very little help from midfield or defence. At the moment the forwards are having to feed on scraps and it’s something we need to sort out quickly. It’s not as if we are missing chances, we just aren’t creating enough.” Striker Tim Grice got another 15 minutes into his legs after replacing
Aaron Bott at Runcorn after recovering from a hamstring injury, while Dan Trickettsmith could be back for next week’s game at Glossop as he continues his recovery from a groin injury. Baker says their return will give him a few more options up front.
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