Allen Convinced Goals Will Come

Joe Allen

JOE ALLEN admits he is as miffed as anybody by the Potters recent frailties in front of goal.

Nathan Jones’ men have registered five successive clean sheets for the first time in over a decade, but have been frustrated at the other end having not managed to net since the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in February.

However, despite that statistic, Allen remains in positive mood and believes it is only a matter of time until the goals begin to flow.

“In previous games this season there has been a real lack of creativity, at times,” he told Stoke City+ following Saturday’s stalemate with Sheffield Wednesday.

“There have been occasions that we have come off the pitch feeling that we hadn’t created enough to have scored goals or won matches.

“But at the moment I really don’t feel as though that is the case.

“No excuses on our part though because our job is to go out there and win games, and we know that we have to be clinical and bury chances when they come along."

“But, day in, day out the lads are putting the work in and that is all we can continue to do.

“We have some technically great finishers here, but it isn’t just about them. At times our final ball hasn’t quite been there and that, for us, is the story behind our recent lack of goals.”

He added: “It is one of those whereby we may score one and win a game by three or four, but at this moment in time I think i would settle for a 1-0 win.”

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