Under-18s must be more clinical, says coach David Lee
DAVID Lee says his Wanderers Under-18s players must be more ruthless in front of goal and learn from their mistakes if they are to end their nine-game winless start to the season.
The young Whites lost an eighth successive FA U18 Premier League game on Saturday when Norwich City won 2-0 at Lostock thanks to a brace from in-form Canaries striker Jamie Eaton-Collins.
But they had chances to score themselves on numerous occasions and Lee says profligacy was his main concern on the day.
The coach now wants to see a better conversion rate from his young forwards.
He said: “We created several first-half chances but failed to convert a couple of one v one situations.
“The players have to be more ruthless in and around the box.
“The game was ours in that first half as we moved the ball very well. We conceded against the run of play, but responded well with more goalscoring chances wasted.
“I couldn’t ask any more of the players in terms of effort, but they must take goalscoring chances.
“The work ethic is there, it’s now time for the players to manage their own individual mistakes, which are costing us.
“It’s a cruel learning curve for them but it is the way players learn – from their mistakes.”