Yeovil Town manager Chris Hargreaves has called for more belief in front of goal as the Glovers played out a 0-0 draw with Dorchester Town.
Speaking after the final whistle, he told YTFC.NET he saw plenty of positives, but wanted to see more from his attackers.
“You’ve got to score when you’re on top, in any game, whether it’s National League, Football League or against Dorchester tonight. We didn’t quite have that killer instinct.”
“First half was positive, second half we made lots of changes, rested people and it become scrappy.”
“I’m not concerned about the second half as much, but if we take our chances in the first half it becomes a different game.”
Hargreaves said he was happy with the fitness levels and the return of Lawson D’Ath in the side returning under ‘managed minutes’ with the first game against Scunthorpe in mind.
However, he wanted to see more ‘belief’ going forward.
“Negatives are, just a bit more belief for our attacking players in that final third to be a bit more selfish, the boys are working their socks off”
The gaffer confirmed that he made changes to ‘protect’ a few of his smaller squad and that Tom Knowles and Chiori Johnson were missing with slight ‘tweaks’.
The gaffer said they’d be working on ‘polishing off in the final third’ with the final friendly at Weston-super-Mare on Saturday working towards players keeping their place for the first League game.
“You’ve got to believe it when you’re running near post, you’ve gotta believe it when you’ve left a man and strike across the keeper and if we had of done that it might have been a very different game”.
He also confirmed, with a wry smile, that he was trying to add to the group before the start of the season too.
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