Stuart Gray defended Atdhe Nuhiu after the striker’s nightmare miss in the closing stages of our 1-1 draw with Charlton.
After seeing the unmarked Nuhiu somehow head wide of an open goal when it was easier to score, Gray said: “He has to score, that’s his job and that’s what he’s paid to do.
“However, he has come in afterwards and apologised to the boys. I can’t fault the boy’s effort and commitment and his willingness to work hard, he just needs that bit of quality in the final third.”
Gray said we just could not get the second goal, before being caught on the counter attack for the equaliser, and added: “It’s not just Atty who should be scoring today, other people should have scored as well.”
Looking at our goalscoring problems over the season the head coach pointed to the lack of goals from central defenders at set plays and said we have just not been scoring enough goals throughout the side.
The bright spot of the Charlton game was the outstanding display from Caolan Lavery and Gray said: “He’s a hungry boy. He wants to do well and he wants to play in Sheffield Wednesday’s first team.”
He added: “Caolan’s all-round team performance today was excellent.”