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Natural goalscorers

28 September 2013

Boss on his forward options

Nigel Adkins believes he has two natural goalscorers in Adam Le Fondre and Billy Sharp, while he is absolutely delighted with Pavel Pogrebnyak's contribution in recent weeks.

With the addition of Sharp this week, the Royals have a very strong forward line and the boss is pleased with the options available to him.

Speaking to local press, Adkins said, "When you look at [our options], first we're delighted with Pav, he's been a different character since the window shut. Speculation can be unsettling to anyone but look at the distance he covered last week, he worked his socks off and scored two goals.

"Billy has a great record, does what it says on the tin and knows the division. He looks in great nick and we're pleased to have him here.

"You know you'll get goals out of Adam Le Fondre and Billy Sharp. I've got a lot of respect for Adam and he has got a big part to play for us. He is a natural goalscorer, like Billy.

"Then you look at the rest of the guys, all improving in a big way and I'm delighted about that.

"We want to get promoted this year, it's never about 11 players, top clubs will have 4/5/6 strikers in the fold that you can use.

"The lads have been top drawer in training and have zipped the ball about. The spirit has been really good, but the quality was really pleasing. I always say though, you are measured on gameday."

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