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Boss: 'We can't rely on wonder goals'

5 December 2022

Lee Bell was impressed with Lachlan Brook’s stunning strike at the weekend – but says Crewe Alexandra must find ways to score ‘simpler’ goals.

The Australian loan man hit a goal-of-the-season contender against Newport, turning on the edge of the area to unleash a searing half-volley which found the top corner.

But County hit back with two scruffy goals after the break, and took the points back to Wales.

Bell said: “Lachlan has been excellent in training. He’s had a stop-start time since he’s been here because of injury, but he’s capable of goals like that.

“But we can’t rely on someone scoring a wonder goal every other week to win a football match, we have got to do so much better in the final third.

“We all know what the problems are and we have to try to resolve it. We are lacking options in that area, but we need to find ways to get simpler opportunities. Teams do that against us, and we’ve got get more when we get up there.”

Meanwhile, the manager felt Charlie Colkett gave reasons for encouragement in his first league start for the club.

The midfielder, who has missed the bulk of the season so far through injury, played 74 minutes of the 2-1 reverse to Newport.

Bell added: “Charlie has got quality. In the first half he found some intelligent pockets of space. When he’s on the ball you think something is going to happen.

"In the second half, Newport nullified that and he ran out of steam a little bit.” 

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