First Team

Goals will come

25th February 2021

Robbie Neilson believes the goals will come as long as his players keep creating chances.

The manager cut a frustrated figure last Saturday when, despite carving 26 opportunities at goal, the men in maroon could only net once, which left them settling for a point with Greenock Morton.

The Jambos head to the Highlands for Friday night’s Championship encounter with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, and Robbie is confident that if his side can continue to create a high number of chances then the goals will start to flow.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: “It’s part of football. The important thing, as a coach or manager, is that you’re getting the team into positions to create these chances.

“You’ll go through the odd game here or there when it doesn’t quite click in front of goal. We’ve had that on Saturday and hopefully we can get back to scoring goals again because over the course of the season we have scored very heavily in a number of games, and we’d like to try and get back to that.

“I think we’re in a good position in the league. Our form hasn’t been as good as we would’ve liked in the last two games but we’re still sitting in a pretty good position up there.

“We created a number of opportunities on Saturday against Morton – 26 shots at goal and we would hope to take more than one of them.

“If we can do the same on Friday night then I’d like to think we’ll score more goals than we did last Saturday.”