Gary Johnson: Cheltenham Town manager bemoans side's lack of goals

Gary Johnson
Only three sides have conceded fewer goals in League Two than Cheltenham (5)

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson says his team need to do more to change their fortunes in front of goal.

The League Two side have scored just seven times in nine games so far, having been the highest scorers in the National League last season.

"A few of them have got to step up to the plate and have more shots and more efforts," he told BBC Gloucestershire.

"All we can do is keep working with them in training, getting them to believe they can score at this level."

The Robins have only scored more than once on one occasion this season, in a 2-0 victory over Crewe.

Midfielder Harry Pell is their only player with more than one goal across all competitions.

"You need 10 shots, 20 shots, whoever you play, to make sure you can get two goals," added Johnson.

"In my own sort of way I'm trying to bludgeon them into getting in the danger areas, making sure the ball comes at the right time and they arrive at the right time.

"When the penny drops subconsciously, then maybe we'll start scoring goals - maybe we won't, in which case we'll be in trouble and we'll have to have a big turnaround in January.

"But at the moment we have to back the team and get them going."

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