McCarthy: Lack of Goals is a Concern
Saturday, 16th Mar 2013 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy says Town’s lack of goals is being worked on in training with the Blues having scored just twice in their last seven matches.
McCarthy admits that it’s a concern: “Of course it is and it’s one that we’re trying to address.
"Is it that we have a team of players which is actually good at defending and getting the ball back, chasing it, tackling it and being tough and resolute? I think we have.
“And then we’ve got to try and get players in the box, get more bodies in the box, better deliveries from the corners and freekicks that we work on.
“And then when you do get a good delivery, it’s about getting somebody to get their napper on it rather than be stood looking at it.
“There’s lots of components to scoring goals. It’s not just ‘You’re not scoring, what are you going to do about it?’. We’re working on it all the time.
“Against Leicester, did we have many chances? Did they? No, but we certainly defended well and we took the chance which was the important one.”
The Blues boss says his team had chances to win last week’s 0-0 draw at Peterborough: “We could have done better with some of our opportunities, our final pass to create a cross or to put in a shot and we didn’t do it particularly well on some occasions. On others we did.
“Frank hit the post with a great strike and the two saves the keeper made were outstanding. World class? I’d say they were. So, on a different day we might have won the game, but it wasn’t to be.”
Get two free £10 bets by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code "F20" when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 191 bloggers
So, How Have They Done? by GeorgeITFC24
It's been roughly 12 months now since last year's summer signings have been at the club. There have been some great moments from our new players, and equally a few lows! But how well have they done in their debut seasons?
Who's Next Between the Sticks (Or Be Careful What You Wish For)? by MedwayTractor
Having read so many recent comments about our perceived goalkeeping problem, I have put my own thoughts together on this subject.
Norwich Promotion: A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing? by calumberjack
Now I know what you’re thinking but hear me out. Celebrating the promotion of our greatest rivals seems spineless and cowardly, especially as they were the ones that dumped us out of the play-offs, but as I sat watching the second spectacular goal scored by that **** Nathan Redmond, I couldn’t help but ask myself whether this was really such a bad thing.
Gerken Vs Bialkowski by GeorgeITFC24
Looking back on the season our two goalkeepers shared the starting spot this campaign. Dean Gerken spent almost every match of the 2013/14 in the Town goal as the undisputed number one.
Goals From Midfield by rickw
Looking back on this season and most of us would admit Ipswich reached or exceeded our expectations, but after coming so close to success we are now all hungry for more - and for Ipswich to take that next step and challenge for automatic promotion.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]
TWTD.co.uk Story Archive