Fri, 17. Mar. 2017

Consistency wanted from Colliver

Sheffield FC take on Carlton Town at the Home of Football this weekend, writes The Star’s Paul Webster, as they look to end their scoring drought by clocking up a first win in six games.

Club are without a goal in the last three outings and have not picked up maximum points since beating Newcastle Town 1-0 away at the end of February.

Manager James Colliver is confident his side will soon be back in the winning groove.

“I don’t think we’ve had the rub of the green in the last few games. We’ve hit the post and crossbar a few times, on another day they go in for you.

“What’s important is that we’re getting into right areas. If you keep doing that and be patient, then you’re going to score. We just need that bit of luck in front of goal, one that hits the post and goes in, bobble or scuffed shot something that just goes our way.

“It’s a results business we’ve only taken two points from the last five games and we know that’s not good enough. We’ve got eight games left and our aim is to get as many point as we can.”

Colliver feels they have not been helped a series of injuries and weather affected fixture list over the past few weeks said, “It’s been a bit stop start during February and March and we’ve had a few injuries which has knocked us off our stride. We’ve now got a few suspensions coming up with Ross Goodwin, Ant Wilson and Danny South all ruled out this weekend so we’re a bit thin on the ground now.

“I’m not happy with the discipline. It’s taken six months to get a settled squad together so you don’t want that interrupted unnecessarily if you can help it.”

The Club boss was happy with the point from a goalless draw at Chasetown in the last outing said; “I was pleased with the performance and how we kept out shape. We let them have a lot of possession in areas that didn’t trouble us.

“I thought in the second half when we were more on the offensive we were unlucky not to get the goal we deserved. If we had done that we would have gone on and won the game, but it was another point to the target we’ve set the players.

“We move on to Carlton this weekend, we had them watched in midweek but it’s really all about focussing on ourselves and what we do. and getting some consistency in the remaining games.”  

Sheffield won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the beginning of November with Connor Hall scoring twice along with a Pat Lindley effort.            

Colliver is contemplating handing young striker Mohammed Tijani a starting berth after the U21 player impressed from the bench at Chasetown. “TJ made a good impact when he came on. We want to see the young lads coming through and making progress. He’s given me a real headache.”

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