Tom Pope needs to break goal drough says Moore

Tom Pope needs to break goal drough says Moore

By | 15/01/2010 0 comments

Tom Pope needs to break goal drough says Moore

WILL the Millers' struggling striker Tom Pope emerge from the winter break a hungrier and more dangerous striker?

Team boss Ronnie Moore certainly hopes so having seen the £150,000 forward fail to find the net in his three months in charge.

The summer recruit from Crewe hasn't scored since netting twice in the Carling Cup defeat at West Brom at the end of August. It's a wretched run and needs to improve if Pope is to have a future with the Millers.

Moore said: "Popey knows where he needs to improve but above all else he needs a goal.

"He seems happy to create but when I was playing I was never happy to create. If you are a striker you need to score.

"He's got muscle strength and he needs to use it outside the box to hold balls up for us."

Pope paid for his poor form by being dropped for the last match at Bradford City before the bad weather set in.

His replacement, Drewe Broughton, took advantage by getting on the scoresheet and has made it hard for Moore to drop him.

"Pope has to fight to get back in the side," added Ronnie.


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