If only we could score goals. Trips to Newcastle and Ipswich on the horizon, without doubt we’d take a point at St James’, but Ipswich that is a potential three points in my book, but we need to score.
It is no secret that we have been woeful at the sharp end this campaign, just 31 goals in 38 matches says it all, our top scorer hasn’t netted a league goal since September and with three of the top four goal scorers at the club, Grigg, Wildschut, Gomez and Bogle, either out injured or left for pastures new, we are desperate for someone, anyone, to step up to the plate.
Newcastle will be extremely tough but Ipswich are another side that can’t find the net with any regularity, just 38 goals from their 38 games leaves them the divisions 3rd lowest scorers, now if we can nick something at Portman Road the dreamers will start to believe.
The clubs that are in our sights, Bristol City, Forest, Burton and Blackburn all have very tough games over the next four days so anything positive for us could put a bit of pressure on them, I know I am clutching at straws but we have still got to have some degree of optimism.
It is annoying that three of the teams we’re chasing had easy rides against us recently, if we’d have been set up with any sort of conviction this sad and sorry picture could have been so much different. He’s gone now though and we can’t waste our energies dwelling on the abysmal tactics of the past few months, whilst there is still a glimmer of hope we have to try and make something of it.
But as I said at the start if only we could score, Graham Barrow and his staff will have been working hard on getting players into goal scoring positions during the past fortnight, against Villa there was a marked improvement in the numbers that we committed forward and that trend must continue, we are going down I believe, but if that`s the case let’s go fighting.
Up the tics!
Check out the latest PWU Podcast – Newcastle & Ipswich Previews
This week we take a look at the remaining fixtures of ourselves and the only clubs that we can realistically catch, Blackburn, Burton, Forest and Bristol City, it doesn’t look too promising.
We preview two games, both away and both long treks, Newcastle and Ipswich, we need to bring something home from our travels.
The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com