Town boss happy to share the goals around

Devante Cole has impressed lately
Devante Cole has impressed lately

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler would rather have goals coming from everywhere than relying on just one player to hit the net.

Strikers David Ball (12) and Ash Hunter (10) have already hit double figures with Devante Cole catching up after netting all five of his league goals in 2017.

Amari’i Bell, Conor McLaughlin, Cian Bolger and Bobby Grant have all scored during Town’s 18-game unbeaten run.

Ahead of today’s clash against Bolton Wanderers, Rosler believes goals across the board are better than having one 26-goal striker like Billy Sharp at league leaders Sheffield United.

He said: “I judge him (Cole) not only on goals, I judge him on what he contributes to the team; this part of his game can’t suffer now when he is scoring goals so he has to do both.

“I have so much belief the goals will come from everywhere in our team; we have not one 25-goal scorer like Billy Sharp, our goals come from everywhere and I think that is better because we are not depending on one person.

“At the moment Devante chips in with goals but he still contributes very importantly to the way we press, the way we work and he understands that he can’t drop that side.”

Alex Cairns and Ash Hunter might have clowned around in a clean sheets challenge for Nickelodeon’s weekly football show ‘Nick Kicks’ but Rosler says there will be no ‘circus’ at Highbury today.

He said: “I’m not telling my players that we going out and trying to be a circus, we are keeping that for another time!

“When you play against Bolton you know exactly what they will challenge you on and there is no space for making a show.”