Woods Sets The Benchmark

Ryan Woods

RYAN WOODS admits the time has come for the Potters to start turning positive performances into positive results.

Despite dominating last weekend’s trip to reading, City were forced to settle for a share of the spoils having been pegged back by Mo Barrow’s 94th minute leveller for the home side.

But whilst Woods says that result, together with a number of others this term, have been hard to take, he and his teammates have to claw onto the positives and start showing a ruthless streak at both ends of the pitch.

“We were so disappointed last weekend, especially having felt like we deserved to win the game,” he said in the build-up to this weekend’s showdown with struggling Ipswich Town.

“We need to start winning games now because it is all well and good being unbeaten, but points aren’t enough, we need to take three.

“We have a run of games coming up where we have to try and target maximum spoils, even though we have already seen that nothing is a given in this league.

“We are capable of winning the most difficult ones but the thing that is hurting us right now is then not being able to back those wins up winning the games that people maybe expect us to."

“It is a frustration, but we have to channel those frustrations correctly, because there are still a lot of positives from the way we have performed over the last two months.”

He added: “That said though, we need to go into Saturday’s match with Ipswich and win the game, and if and when we do that we have to make sure we do exactly the same against Aston Villa and all the other sides we face.”

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