Nahki Wells had a fantastic game against Derby at the weekend, putting in a tireless performance to help the team earn a 1-1 draw.
The Bermudan striker assisted Geoff Cameron’s goal early in the second half, and was a persistent threat in a high octane performance.
However, despite his good form, the on loan Burnley striker is yet to score for The Hoops in the Championship. According to Football.London QPR boss Steve McClaren addressed this issue after the game at the weekend. He said:
“We’ve got goals in this team and we’re not scoring them at the present moment. We need to start doing that because then we’ll turn draws into wins and the confidence in the team will go up.
“Once we start scoring, and I hope we will soon, we’ll start getting better.”
These comments do not exactly defend the striker, whilst they equally do not blame him. McClaren suggests that this is a team effort, and although he doesn’t explicitly say it, alludes to the fact that you cannot solely blame Wells (valued at £4.05m on Transfermarkt.co.uk).
However, it is clear that Wells has become the former England boss’ first choice striker, which is emblematic of the faith he has in his man. Not only this, but the form that he is showing at the moment means that it is unlikely that his drought will last much longer.
The key is that McClaren continues to keep the faith in the striker. The energy and commitment he is showing to the team surely means he will be rewarded very soon.
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