Bruce - The goals will come

27 February 2009 03:14
Wigan boss Steve Bruce says he is not concerned by his side's recent goal drought.[LNB] Bruce' side have hit a serious dry spell - notching just two goals in seven games, their last three matches have all resulted in goalless draws.[LNB]Their lack of options has not helped, with Heskey leaving the club in January and his replacement Mido struggling with injury problems.[LNB]Egyptian forward Amr Zaki has not scored since December after a promising start in the Premier League, whilst Hugo Rodallega is still adapting to English football.[LNB]Few optionsWith Wilson Palacios leaving for Spurs and Antonio Valencia injured, the Latics boss admits he has little in the way of options but insists the goals will come soon.[LNB]"We have lost Heskey, Palacios and Valencia and of course Zaki - who started the season so well - has dried up a bit," said Bruce.[LNB]"Emile and Wilson gave us something going forward and I do believe we have lost that cutting edge.[LNB]"It is one area where I always say it is the most difficult part of the club, the top end of the pitch.[LNB]"We have brought in two or three players who we think will add to that - Charles N'Zogbia, Rodallega, Mido - and so we hope we will be okay on that.[LNB]"But it would be more of a concern if we couldn't keep a clean sheet at the other end."[LNB]DefenceWigan have built their league position on defence this term, conceding just three goals in eight league games, albeit that six of those have resulted in a draw.[LNB]"We have hung in there and the resilience of the squad is still there," he added.[LNB]"A manager wants his best players on the pitch and quickly - especially when you have paid big money for them - but we are going to have to be patient.[LNB]"We are limited at the moment but we've got to the end of February and I can't complain.[LNB]"We've had a good run in that respect. It is always disappointing when you lose people through injury but it is part of it."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports