Bluss boss issues warning to goal-shy strikers

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FRICKLEY Athletic boss Peter Rinkcavage has warned his strikers that he “can’t wait forever” as the Blues look to end a run of four games without a goal.

Rinkcavage has been pleased with his side’s performances in recent weeks but has warned that he could make changes to his attacking options if the goals don’t start to come.

The Blues remain in the Evo-Stik Premier Division relegation places following the 0-0 stalemate against FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night, a game which saw Danny Walsh miss a second-half penalty.

“It’s something that we need to address and we can’t wait forever,” said the Blues boss of his side’s failure to find the back of the net in their last four outings.

“The players who go out on the pitch for us in the nine and ten shirts need to start producing goals.

“We’ve been playing well recently and we’ve tightened up at the back but we should have got more points than we have due to a failure to find the back of the net.”

Frickley’s improved performances in defence have been one pleasing aspect to come for Rinkcavage in recent matches.

The Blues have kept back-to-back clean sheets after conceding thirteen goals from five matches in all competitions in January.

It’s something the Frickley boss is hoping his side can build on to help them move up the league table.

“We’ve been working on improving the defensive side of our game and it’s paid off,” he said.

“We conceded a lot of goals in January so it’s pleasing to get two clean sheets from our last two matches and it gives us a base to build on.”

Frickley’s defence will need to be at its best on Saturday when the Blues host second-placed Colwyn Bay (kick-off 3pm).

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