Quoted in The Stoke Sentinel, Mark Hughes has said that striker Wilfried Bony is taking on finishing practice in training in a bid to help him find the net.
For the Potters propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern, that’s very good news indeed.
The Ivorian striker arrived on loan in the last few stages of the summer transfer window from Manchester City, though is yet to score for his new charges.
With him still struggling for confidence, Hughes feels the training will help him find that scoring touch soon.
“We give Wilf the work that he wants, just as we do all the strikers at the club. Leading into games we give him finishing practice, that’s what we give our strikers in terms of looking to give them that sharpness”, said ‘Sparky’.
”Sometimes it’s just a case of allowing them to hear the ball hit the back of the net and remind them of just how good that feeling is.
”It’s about repetition of work and if you do good work on the training ground at some point that work will come to fruition and you will start scoring again.”
Stoke have seen their form improve in recent weeks after a slow start to the season with wins over Sunderland and Hull respectively following a draw at Manchester United.
Previously one of the most feared marksmen in the Premier League, the former Swansea City ace has struggled since his hugely expensive move to the Etihad in January 2015.
Right now, he looks utterly bereft of confidence and those from the Potteries in this evening are praying they see the man they saw at Swansea.
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