In-form skipper says it’s all coming together nicely

Chorley's Andy Teague battles with Worksop's Leon Mettam. Pic by Alan Janaszek/PhotoPro Images
Chorley's Andy Teague battles with Worksop's Leon Mettam. Pic by Alan Janaszek/PhotoPro Images

Leon Mettam believes Worksop Town’s 4-3-3 system is starting to work as it should – and with 16 goals in their last four matches, who can argue?

Mettam himself has netted 10 in 12 outings this season, including a stunning brace in Saturday’s FA Cup win.

The in-form skipper told the Guardian: “I’m quite pleased, I had a slow start getting to know the players around me and playing in a three up top – but it’s starting to work.”

“The gaffer has come in for a bit of stick for the formation, but you can see it’s coming together how it should be.”

“We’re cutting teams open for fun and taking our chances.”

The former Gainsborough forward has already reached the pre-Christmas target he set himself, and is well on his way to a 25-goal season.

He credited the work of midfielder Conor Higginson and targetman Tom Denton, as instrumental in helping him score goals.

“Dents is a battering ram for us, he takes all the lumps and bumps and kicks from centre-halves so that Jack Muldoon and I can do what we do.”

“We wouldn’t score half as many without him, and to be fair he scores plenty of goals himself.”

“And Conor is very direct, the way he runs at people opens up space and leaves us to make our runs, it creates a lot of chances.”