Watkins wants Tigers to be more ruthless

Telford boss Tom Watkins was happy with the Tigers’ four-point haul in the EPL last weekend, but still believes there is more to come from his team.

The Tigers won 5-1 at Bracknell Bees on Saturday, before capitalising on a fast start at home to Peterborough Phantoms to record a 6-3 victory the following day.

Watkins praised Doug Clarkson for his two goals against the Phantoms, but challenged the Canadian and his fellow forwards to become even more ruthless.

“It was good to see Dougie get some good shots away and he was rewarded for that with two goals,” said Watkins.

“We got pucks to the net, created some rebounds and again got some lucky breaks at the front.

“I thought we started well and at 2-0 I was happy with that. But I’m still a bit frustrated with the fact that when we create, we’re our own worst enemy.

“We don’t seem to bury these clean cut chances that we get. Dougie, Milan (Kolena) and Matty (Davies) all had good chances to score on Sunday.

“I said a few weeks ago about us needing to be ruthless and making sure we bear down, so we’re ready when we get these opportunities.

“It makes such a big difference.”

(Image permission: Tony Sargent)

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