Date:Saturday March 10 2007
Colin Calderwood today challenged Nottingham Forest's strikers to prove they are capable of being League One match-winners.
Forest face Scunthorpe in a match that could make or break their title hopes.
Scunthorpe boast the division's most influential striker, in the form of 24 goal Billy Sharp, with the Iron claiming 43 of their 73 points from matches in which Sharp has scored.
Now Calderwood wants his forwards to provide the goals that can have a similar impact before the end of the season.
'We have to have freshness, we need people who can head and tackle, but we also need goal scorers in the team,' said Calderwood. 'That is important.
'Scunthorpe have proved that with Sharp, the prowess he has as a goalscorer has definitely helped them.
'The number of goals they give away is minimal, so suddenly a Sharp goal is enough to win them the match.
'That is what has happened, even through their recent good run, when teams have posed them problems.
'Now we have got to pose them problems - and beat them.'
Calderwood feels Junior Agogo - with five goals in four matches - can have a match-winning impact.
And he believes there are three or four other players who could also fill the role.
'Junior has done it already,' he said. 'The strikers have all played well recently.
'If you were to give a team a pick of any striker they wanted in the division, a lot would take Sharp.
'But I'd bet that a lot would take any one of our strikers as well.
'Jack, Junior, Grant Holt. Nathan Tyson played very well at Brighton, looking very dangerous, before he got sent off and has missed matches.'
Forest are looking for revenge for the 4-0 thrashing Scunthorpe handed out at the City Ground earlier in the season.
But Calderwood feels Forest have more firepower to hit back this time.
'We have to pose them a threat,' he said. 'But when we played at home Junior was away on international duty and Tyson and Dobie were injured.
'We had Grant and Jack, they were our only two strikers. Now it is slightly different. Scott Dobie is back, so is Nathan.
'We have, in theory, got a potent threat. But we have to prove that, because on Tuesday we did not look like we would score a goal.'
Billy's Not The Messiah (he`s a very naughty boy)! (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Forest v Wigan: Match Report From Kid's Corner (Sunday March 2 2014)
Stats: Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic (Sunday March 2 2014)
Nottingham Forest v Wigan Match Preview (Saturday March 1 2014)
Tudgay Checks Out (Tuesday February 25 2014)
Forest Ladies Buoyed Despite Score Line (Tuesday February 25 2014)
Stats: Burnley v Nottingham Forest (Tuesday February 25 2014)
Burnley v Nottingham Forest Match Preview (Friday February 21 2014)
Match Report From Kid's Corner Forest v Leicester (Thursday February 20 2014)
Stats: Nottingham Forest v Leicester City (Thursday February 20 2014)
|3. Derby County||33||18||7||8||18||61|
|Will Ferguson make changes?
» Blackpool : 07/03/2014 22:51:00
|Birmingham v QPR - Match Preview
» Q.P.R. : 07/03/2014 21:42:00
|DRFC Will Rovers beat the terriers?
» Doncaster : 07/03/2014 19:36:00
|LUFC Will Leeds claim the points?
» Leeds Utd : 07/03/2014 19:08:00
|LUFC Leeds v Bolton - Over The Years
» Leeds Utd : 07/03/2014 19:05:00
|LUFC Keith not Benny in charge of Bolton clash
» Leeds Utd : 07/03/2014 19:00:00
|One to Watch - Emyr Huws
» Q.P.R. : 07/03/2014 18:51:00