No goal woe for Danny Crow

NEWPORT County striker Danny Crow admits he’s feeling the heat having failed to find his first goal for the club.


Crow, a summer signing from Luton Town, has failed in seven appearances to open his account while at the same time watching another ex-Hatter, Aaron O’Connor, fire seven goals in eight games since joining the Rodney Parade revolution.


Boss Justin Edinburgh who has described him as a “natural goalscorer”, has handed Crow the number nine shirt.

But so far his eye-catching displays have showcased his skill and work-rate rather than scoring ability.


Crow has in fairness been playing out wide, usually on the left, and confessed it’s not yet a totally natural fit for him.


“It’s frustrating and everyone seems to be putting pressure on me to get a goal,” Crow confessed.


“But I know I can score goals and they will come. I’ve been asked to play wide and obviously you don’t get as many chances as you’d like, but you’ve got to do it for the team.


“But I’m playing fairly well and I’m sure the goals will come. I’m working hard and the fans will be happy with that, but obviously I’m getting a bit of banter off the other lads in the dressing room.


“I’m a laid-back person, but it can get you down a bit, but I mustn’t let it bother me.


“When I’m scoring the other lads won’t be scoring, so it’s swings and roundabouts really.


“The fans haven’t given me any stick.”


Crow admits that despite his barren run in front of goal, he’s 100 per cent confident in his choice of clubs having moved to the Exiles this summer.

“I’m enjoying it, it’s a great place to play,” he said. “It’s been tough recently with defeats at Wrexham and Dartford, but the manager and Dacky (Jimmy Dack, assistant manager) are quick to put a smile on the lads’ faces.”

Crow was angered the Exiles missed a chance to return to the top of the Conference after Saturday’s draw with Stockport, especially as he felt he should’ve been awarded an injury time penalty: “Their geezer (defender) pushed me in the back and the referee hasn’t seen it. It’s frustrating because we could have won it and been top again, but that’s football.”

Edinburgh is fully confident Crow will find his scoring touch sooner rather than later: “He’s doing a great job for the team, working hard and involved with a lot of our creativity.

“At the moment Aaron is the one getting the goals, but they’ll come for Danny, he just needs to keep at it. He’s too good a goalscorer not to get his first goal sooner rather than later.”

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9:53am Wed 12 Sep 12

County Till I Die says...

Danny the fans aren't getting on your back because you're so unselfish for the team and make so many opportunities for others with your passes and runs. A real class act, 1st on the team sheet for me. Don't worry the goals will come.
Danny the fans aren't getting on your back because you're so unselfish for the team and make so many opportunities for others with your passes and runs. A real class act, 1st on the team sheet for me. Don't worry the goals will come. County Till I Die
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12:01pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Adrian Williams says...

Here's an idea - how about playing players in the proper positions ? If he's a "natural goalscorer", then play him up front with O'Connor and bring Swallow in out wide for example. Last season we played strikers out wide (McAllister and Buchanan) and it didn't work - let's not make the same mistakes again.
Here's an idea - how about playing players in the proper positions ? If he's a "natural goalscorer", then play him up front with O'Connor and bring Swallow in out wide for example. Last season we played strikers out wide (McAllister and Buchanan) and it didn't work - let's not make the same mistakes again. Adrian Williams
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2:30pm Wed 12 Sep 12

cgirl says...

Adrian Williams wrote:
Here's an idea - how about playing players in the proper positions ? If he's a "natural goalscorer", then play him up front with O'Connor and bring Swallow in out wide for example. Last season we played strikers out wide (McAllister and Buchanan) and it didn't work - let's not make the same mistakes again.
Here's another idea, let the manager do his job!
[quote][p][bold]Adrian Williams[/bold] wrote: Here's an idea - how about playing players in the proper positions ? If he's a "natural goalscorer", then play him up front with O'Connor and bring Swallow in out wide for example. Last season we played strikers out wide (McAllister and Buchanan) and it didn't work - let's not make the same mistakes again.[/p][/quote]Here's another idea, let the manager do his job! cgirl
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6:20pm Wed 12 Sep 12

b3talover says...

If he continues to play like he has so far this season, I couldn't care less if he scores or not. He's a class act and has been an integral part of the team.
If he continues to play like he has so far this season, I couldn't care less if he scores or not. He's a class act and has been an integral part of the team. b3talover
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8:43pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Adrian Williams says...

I agree that he's doing a great job where he is, just saying that he could be even more valuable by playing up top and banging some goals in. Goals win games after all. (For that matter, I think Justin is doing a fab job also - just giving an opinion on a potential improvement).
I agree that he's doing a great job where he is, just saying that he could be even more valuable by playing up top and banging some goals in. Goals win games after all. (For that matter, I think Justin is doing a fab job also - just giving an opinion on a potential improvement). Adrian Williams
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2:46pm Thu 13 Sep 12

NakedDancer says...

Clearly Crow wont get goals out wide. The County system isnt a centre forward with two wingers (like Swansea) - its 3 strikers interchanging to present different challenges to defenders. However, strikers will always be judged on how many goals they score so whilst Danny is playing well at present he still needs to knock some in as well.
Clearly Crow wont get goals out wide. The County system isnt a centre forward with two wingers (like Swansea) - its 3 strikers interchanging to present different challenges to defenders. However, strikers will always be judged on how many goals they score so whilst Danny is playing well at present he still needs to knock some in as well. NakedDancer
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