Norwood frustrated by missed chances and keen to go on another goalscoring run
PUBLISHED: 11:50 20 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:33 20 September 2019
© Copyright Stephen Waller
Ipswich Town striker James Norwood admits he kicks himself over every missed goalscoring chance.
The 28-year-old has already bagged five goals in eight games for the Blues having netted 93 times in three seasons for Tranmere Rovers.
However, the summer signing still can't help but feel he should have scored even more this season given there was a saved penalty at Peterborough, a couple of openings against Sunderland, plus one-one-one chances saved against Bolton (three) and Doncaster (two).
"Absolutely," said Norwood, when asked if he felt he should have more goals to his name. "I think I've already missed more chances this season than I did the whole of last season so I'm obviously frustrated with how things are going a little bit.
"But I'm on five goals, so I can't complain. I've just got to focus on the positive that I'm getting chances. I think I would be more frustrated if I wasn't getting chances. And we're winning games."
The striker, who is fit to play at Gillingham tomorrow after coming off in the first half of Tuesday night's 1-0 win at MK Dons with a groin problem, continued: "Obviously Saturday (0-0 home draw against Doncaster), the last minute miss hit me hard because it cost us two points.
"I don't deal with those the best. Twenty-four hours I let it bother me for and then it's gone. There's no point letting it drag through the week. You stew on it Saturday night, wake up annoyed and angry and then come training on Sunday it's forgotten about.
"You've got to keep looking forwards and hopefully I'll get another chance Saturday if selected.
"I think I need to work on a few things. I tend to score in batches, so I just need one to fly in and then hopefully I can start scoring again."
With Jon Nolan and Emyr Huws making long-awaited league starts in midweek, Norwood added: "The options are endless aren't they? There's six or seven lads playing in the centre of midfield and then you've Andre Dozzell, who has struggled for game time, but who is more than capable. When he started he slipped me in on goal.
"Throughout the team there are players who can supply and as strikers that leaves you licking your lips going into every game."