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Lack of potency irks Hodgson

15 December 2008 10:03
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson admits his side's poor goalscoring record is starting to frustrate him. The Cottagers have scored only 13 times in 16 league matches so far this term with just two of those goals coming on their travels. The weekend 0-0 draw at Stoke City was Fulham's third successive stalemate away from Craven Cottage and top-scorer Andy Johnson has found the net just four times. "It's frustrating to play as well as we did and not quite deliver that cross or final pass," said Hodgson. "I think it's one defeat in ten now - and that was an 88th-minute goal at Everton. I think that's an excellent record and we've got to be very proud of it and keep building on it. "We've got to make certain the defending is as good as it has been and we've got to start converting some of these opportunities. "We had the ball in the final third behind the opponents so many times that I was waiting for us to produce that goal which never came. "We work hard to get into the positions, the movement and passing is excellent, now we need that final touch to kill teams off."

Source: ESA