Tim Sherwood explains why he is not worried about Aston Villa’s strikers not scoring

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Rudy Gestede is the only Aston Villa striker to score this season.

Gestede netted the winning goal in the opening day victory over Bournemouth, but he is the only Villa striker to have scored this season, and Tim Sherwood responded when asked by the Birmingham Mail if he is worried about the lack of goals.

He said: “Am I worried? No. I would be more worried if we weren’t creating chances or working hard enough in training to put that right. On Saturday [against West Brom] I don’t think they got an awful lot of service to feed off so I couldn’t be critical of them and they worked very hard. We’re hoping it’ll just click and something will fall for them in front of goal.”

Along with Gestede, the other goalscorers have been attacking players, but Scott Sinclair, Carles Gil and Jack Grealish are all wide-men, rather than out-and-out strikers.

This is where the lack of goals is centred, with Jordan Ayew and Gabriel Agbonlahor so far failing to hit the back of the net.

However, Sherwood has claimed he is not worried about the lack of firepower from his strikers, as it is only their finishing that is not up to scratch right now.

He has stated that he would be worried if chances were not being created, but against West Brom, Villa registered 13 shots on goal, higher than their opponents.

Gestede is also joint highest in the Villa squad for the number of shots he takes per game, with 2.3 attempts, but he still has only hit the back of the net once.

Villa need to start scoring if they are to pick up points, with them teetering close to the relegation places, and whilst the goals have been shared amongst the squad, Ayew, Gestede and Agbonlahor need to put on their shooting boots before too long.

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