Aaron Mclean urged to keep cool up front for Bradford City

Aaron Mclean has yet to score in five starts since joining City

Aaron Mclean has yet to score in five starts since joining City

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Aaron Mclean was today assured: Relax and the goals will flow for City.

The former Hull striker is still looking to get off the mark since his arrival at Valley Parade in last month’s transfer window.

Mclean, signed to replace Nahki Wells, has started five games so far – although one at Wolves lasted less than half an hour before he was subbed following Nathan Doyle’s red card.

Phil Parkinson was critical of the lack of a cutting edge in City’s midweek defeat at Carlisle and he sensed Mclean was trying too hard to score.

“Aaron’s just got to keep going, working hard and it will come,” he said.

“It’s important he doesn’t think about the goals too much and works hard at the other parts of his game. He had a hand in all three goals against Crewe last week.

“I just think that the other night maybe he got a bit frustrated and was shooting from distance at times.

“As a striker, the minute you start getting too concerned and over-analysing, that just makes it more difficult. The goals will come.”

Mclean was a former golden boot winner in League Two with Peterborough and netted 18 goals in his last season in this division in 2009.

Parkinson said: “Aaron needs to keep getting in the right positions, being cool and making sure all the elements of his game are in place.

“We know he’s a good player. He’s come in and fitted in well with the boys and he’ll do a good job for us without a doubt.”

A virus is expected to rule out Mclean for this afternoon’s clash with Coventry. Andy Gray is likely to deputise.

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7:37am Sat 15 Feb 14

tinytoonster says...

mackail-smith did all the hard work for him.
nobody to do it now because he's expected to do his own work.
i'm not expecting too many goals but if he gets plenty of assists like last week better than nowt.
mackail-smith did all the hard work for him. nobody to do it now because he's expected to do his own work. i'm not expecting too many goals but if he gets plenty of assists like last week better than nowt. tinytoonster
  • Score: -12

8:10am Sat 15 Feb 14

bcfcincheshire says...

We are one win away from changing the atmosphere and the momentum around the squad...history is littered with unlikely scenarios and results...imagine a win today with 2 home games within a week to come...unlikely nine points..but so was Greece winning Euro 2004! Three clean sheets would help...just like Greece....time for change...1-0 City..it's all we need!
We are one win away from changing the atmosphere and the momentum around the squad...history is littered with unlikely scenarios and results...imagine a win today with 2 home games within a week to come...unlikely nine points..but so was Greece winning Euro 2004! Three clean sheets would help...just like Greece....time for change...1-0 City..it's all we need! bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 9

8:13am Sat 15 Feb 14

macca1969 says...

Its all right being in the right position but we have yo supply him. At Carlisle we never supplied him once. He was foraging for scraps whilst the team pumped one ball after another at Hanson' s head. Not that any of these were accurate enough for James to do owt with. Never mind that game is gone and I'm sure we will soon be bouncing back the right way UP the table
Its all right being in the right position but we have yo supply him. At Carlisle we never supplied him once. He was foraging for scraps whilst the team pumped one ball after another at Hanson' s head. Not that any of these were accurate enough for James to do owt with. Never mind that game is gone and I'm sure we will soon be bouncing back the right way UP the table macca1969
  • Score: 6

8:33am Sat 15 Feb 14

Craig1985 says...

3 points today GRAY with a hatrick 😂😂😂😂
Seriously though we need to start playing passing football the long ball isn't working every team we play know our tactics better than we do especially now we've already played them all they know what to do second time around
3 points today GRAY with a hatrick 😂😂😂😂 Seriously though we need to start playing passing football the long ball isn't working every team we play know our tactics better than we do especially now we've already played them all they know what to do second time around Craig1985
  • Score: 2

8:53am Sat 15 Feb 14

silverbantam says...

Why include a story about McLean who is doubtful to even play today.
What a waste of a story ?
Why include a story about McLean who is doubtful to even play today. What a waste of a story ? silverbantam
  • Score: -5

9:09am Sat 15 Feb 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

macca1969 wrote:
Its all right being in the right position but we have yo supply him. At Carlisle we never supplied him once. He was foraging for scraps whilst the team pumped one ball after another at Hanson' s head. Not that any of these were accurate enough for James to do owt with. Never mind that game is gone and I'm sure we will soon be bouncing back the right way UP the table
We just need parky to see this and implement a change of tactics and I am sure we have enough quality to get out if this rut .
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Its all right being in the right position but we have yo supply him. At Carlisle we never supplied him once. He was foraging for scraps whilst the team pumped one ball after another at Hanson' s head. Not that any of these were accurate enough for James to do owt with. Never mind that game is gone and I'm sure we will soon be bouncing back the right way UP the table[/p][/quote]We just need parky to see this and implement a change of tactics and I am sure we have enough quality to get out if this rut . i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 2

11:11am Sat 15 Feb 14

audal says...

a free weekend, means more game time planning plus an easier sunday lunch time drink for me, roll on tues.
a free weekend, means more game time planning plus an easier sunday lunch time drink for me, roll on tues. audal
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Sat 15 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

GAMES OFF!!!.....YIPPEE!!!
!!!!
GAMES OFF!!!.....YIPPEE!!! !!!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -4

3:14pm Sat 15 Feb 14

KnightMcCall says...

Tom Pope injured after 14 mins of Vale V Shrews. Must doubtful for Tuesday?
Tom Pope injured after 14 mins of Vale V Shrews. Must doubtful for Tuesday? KnightMcCall
  • Score: 1

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