No need to panic, says boss Baker

Leek Post & Times - - SPORT -

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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