ALI Crawford has been urged to “express himself” at Wanderers and steal more headlines.

Keith Hill wants his midfielder to show more moments of magic like the 25-yard free-kick his scored at Rochdale.

Crawford has been ever-present since signing from Doncaster Rovers and provided an assist for Thibaud Verlinden on his debut at Rotherham but his manager feels there is plenty more to come.

“I think he’s got to trust himself more,” he said. “I don’t want him to be a silent success where he’s doing the mileage and the nitty-gritty, tracking, tackling, I want him to express himself and score goals.

“He has got a great whip on him and that was a marvellous free-kick. He was also unlucky with one earlier.

“But I think there is more in his locker. I don’t think that’s it.”

The Wanderers boss is in a rush to get his players up to speed physically but has been aided by the club's trip to Burton Albion being postponed for international call-ups.

“I do a six-week pre-season and at this moment I’m four weeks into it,” he said.

“There are players still two weeks away from getting up to normal football speed.

“I can’t do what I want to do with this group of players. I have to do it slowly.”