Shaw encouraged by creativity of his Worksop Town side

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Mark Shaw is encouraged by the creativity shown by his players in their latest pre-season games.

Speaking after Saturday’s 7-2 demolition of a young Lincoln City side, Shaw waxed lyrical about the attacking performance.

“I’m glad to score some goals, that’s important, but the amount of chances we’re creating is hugely important,” he said.

“In the first five minutes we created four, three of them clear cut chances.

“And the finishes were fantastic, that’s what you pay your Team500 money for, and to see football like that.

“I enjoyed when someone was yelling ‘hit it, hit it’ at Steve Woolley, he didn’t, and scored a fantastic goal.”

Shaq McKenzie has returned to the club, and looked a handful up front on Saturday.

He’s one of many options for Shaw to consider when it comes to forwards.

“Shaq is a big, strong lad, strong build, powerful – he’s in the mould we’ve been looking for.

“We’ve got loads of different strikers.

“I think we’ve probably got 10 forward players on the books, and they’re all very young.

“We’re keeping to that ethos of playing young, fit, smart footballers who want to play the right way and do well for this club.”

On a day that could have seen Worksop kicking their heels, Shaw was pleased to get a game played.

Planned opponents Gainsborough Trinity were forced to pull out due to an injury crisis, but Lincoln City stepped in with a mixture of Under 21s and Under 18s.

“I’m a bit disappointed with the goals, and that we didn’t press them a little bit more.

“But we played some really good stuff, the players are starting to perform now.

“We’ve scored some good goals, it was a great workout.”