The Hemel Hempstead Town wingers need to stand up and be counted in the goals department, according to manager Dean Brennan.
Hemel face Bury Town in the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday, and Brennan is challenging his wide men – Jamal Lowe, Mo Shariff, Ben Herd, Kyle Connolly and skipper James Potton – to find their shooting boots sooner rather than later.
We’ve always wanted our wingers to score more goals and I don’t think they’ve scored enough goals so far this season.Hemel Town FC manager Dean Brennan
“We’ve always wanted our wingers to score more goals and I don’t think they’ve scored enough goals so far this season,” said Brennan. “Every winger I’ve ever had has got me double figures – (David) Hutton, (Dave) Pearce, (Jordan) Parkes, (James) Potton last season, Victor Osubu, Charlie Mpi. So it’s a little bit surprising that the wingers haven’t hit the ground running.
“But we have worked on that in the last two training sessions and hopefully that will improve.”
Meanwhile, Hemel have recently been linked to a move for Watford legend Tommy Smith, but Brennan was keeping tight-lipped on any potential new signings.
“We’ve got a few irons in the fire and we will just see how it goes,” he said. “At this level it’s difficult because you are dealing with agents, you’re dealing with different football clubs, and clubs are looking for fees for players.
“But we aren’t in a position to buy players so there are a lot of different components that have to come together before any signings can be made.
“But we’ll keep trying, keep going to watch games, and see what happens. There’s no news at this minute.”