PROLIFIC hot-shot Dave Reynolds says Worcester City need to be more ruthless individually and collectively to push their way among the Midland League Premier Division title-chasers.
City will look to return to winning ways against Stourport Swifts on Saturday at the Victoria Ground (kick-off 3pm) following two defeats in a week to Highgate United in league and cup.
The Shirley side followed up their 2-1 victory at the Victoria Ground in the FA Vase with the same scoreline last Saturday to take all three points in the league encounter.
Aaron Brown pounced on a defensive blunder for the first and a header from Scott
Turner handed Highgate the three points as they closed the gap on fifth-placed City who are nine points behind leaders Sporting Khalsa.
Reynolds’ 13th of the season, converting a Josh Sarmento cross, wasn’t enough to secure a City point from the encounter and the forward, who netted 53 times for Malvern Town last season, stressed Worcester need to take more of the chances they create, especially on the road.
“We have got to marry this good home form with similar performances on our travels because we won’t have any easy games in this league,” he said.
“We don’t score as many away from home as we do at home but the chances are being created so we just have to take more opportunities.”
Reynolds said he was enjoying lining up for the Blue and Whites and the partnerships with both-player manager Lee Hughes and City favourite Mark Danks.
“We all push each other on, willing each other to score goals and do well and that can only help the team going forward,” he said.
“I’m really enjoying it at this level and playing for such a great club. We, as a team, can probably do better than we are doing at the moment but the lads are growing every game and we can always score goals.”
Reynolds exploits in front of goal this campaign and his work rate earned him praise from City’s joint boss.
“We knew what we were getting with Dave, to score 50 odd goals as he did for Malvern last season is exceptional,” Hughes said.
“I scored 30-odd for Kidderminster and when I moved to West Bromwich Albion all the talk was could I step up and I went into the Championship and scored another 30 in that league.
“The goal never moves, it’s the same size for every game.
“If you get chances you’ve got to put them away and when you work as hard as Dave does he’s going to get goals.”
WORCESTER City will travel to Westfields on Wednesday, January 24 for their re-arranged Midland Football League Premier Division clash.
The clash was postponed due to both sides being involved in the FA Vase on Saturday, November 11 and has been re-arranged with a 7.45pm kick-off.
Due to Stourport’s continued involvement in the FA Vase, City’s trip to the Swifts on Saturday, December 2 has been postponed.
A new date was yet to be arranged as the Observer went to press.