Rene Steer believes it’s about time that he starts chipping in with a few more goals.
The Boston United left back netted his only strike for the club on the opening day of the season, a fierce-yet-deflected drive as the Pilgrims beat Barrow 2-1.
But since that day he has watched as fellow defenders Carl Piergianni (four), Zak Mills (four), Scott Garner (four) and Stefan Galinski (one) have all claimed the glory.
“Their goals have just landed to them,” Steer told The Standard.
“I’m watching that and thinking ‘when are my chances going to come?’”
Steer has always had a penchant for the spectacular, as his 40-yard FA Cup screamer for St Neots Town against Canvey Island proved when it became an internat sensation.
But after seeing a few powerful long-rangers whizz wide of the mark, the left back suggests it is time for a change of tact.
“I’ve been trying, maybe I need to let it rest now and try a tap-in or something,” he added.
“I think I need to relax more, I’ve been lashing at it. I need to take my time.
“I always set myself a (goal) target, but I never quite get there.
“I want to chip in.
“I just like to get forward, to create a goal or score a goal. But my first job is to defend.”
Saturday’s draw against Chorley saw United keep a clean sheet.
And Steer believes a change in formation and attitude has helped the Pilgrims improve.
“We’ve found our formula and changed our shape, and we’re even more together than before,” he continued.
“We knew we had to pick it up because it wasn’t good enough.
“We knew our standards, and now we’ve found our standards again.”