Boss says strikers have to be become more clinical to ease pressure
Although Steve Davis has stressed that he would be willing to bring in a clinical goalscorer if he could, he has not ruled out the likes of Max Clayton, AJ Leitch-Smith, Vadaine Oliver and winger Byron Moore adding goals to their games.
Davis is still waiting for last season’s leading scorer Mathias Pogba to return from his knee injury, but his promising wide man Ryan Colclough has returned to training today.
Colclough has not featured since the Notts County game after aggravating his groin in an Under-21 fixture against Birmingham City just over four weeks ago.
Steve has targeted a striker on loan and has suggested a ‘Billy Paytner’ type of forward with a good record of scoring goals in the Football League would be the perfect addition.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I would like to bring in another forward, a real poacher who would get on the end of things and tuck away chances if they dropped to him in the box.
“Of course, when Pogba and Colclough are back fit they would make a difference to us. Our top scorer has two goals this season, they would have maybe 6 or 7 if they had played.
“We need someone who is guaranteed to score double figures and beyond. Vadaine has come from Lincoln and has had to make the step up. We didn’t expect him to be playing regularly as he is at the moment.
“Byron has never been a prolific goalscorer but can score goals and has shown that.
“Max is a goalscorer but for whatever reason it hasn’t quite happened for him this season. It still could. He just needs some confidence.
“AJ scored some goals when we were promoted but his record has not been as good since.
“Brad scored a very good goal at Preston and then got injured. He might in time become a real goalscoring midfield player for us.
“We have players who have scored goals for us and they have just got to recapture that. Saying that if we can get one in then that is the right area to improve.”