Walters still not satisfied

JON Walters enjoyed a blistering November but is still not satisfied with his game.The Blues attacker hit five goals in five matches last month, including a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Bristol City, but Walters insists there is room for improvement.

By Derek Davis

JON Walters enjoyed a blistering November but is still not satisfied with his game.

The Blues attacker hit five goals in five matches last month, including a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Bristol City, but Walters insists there is room for improvement.

He said: “I'm not one of those players who looks back and say I did well that game. I'm more likely to think about the bad passes or missed chances I had and say I'm better than that.

“Like other players in this squad I'm developing into a player where it is not good enough to give the ball away - everything has to be spot on.”

Even though Walters was majestic in the win over City he agreed with the EADT assessment of nine out of ten instead of the perfect score.

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Walters said: “When I scored three goals I said afterwards it should have been four goals. What was annoying was that I had a similar chance against Wolves and didn't score and told myself 'next time I will do this' and I didn't do that and in the back of my mind that disappointed me.

“We are all striving to improve and that is the manager's attitude that he is driving into us.

“If we had won 6-1, for example, he would not have been happy because we conceded one and that attitude has certainly got through to me and I want to thank him for that because it is wonderful thing to have in my armoury.”

November saw Town pick up seven points from a possible 15 and flirt with a top-three spot and Walters revealed the Blues squad is looking to cement a place among the leading contenders for promotion this in this crucial month.

He said: “It was a really good month. When you put the goals away as I did from midfield as well it was special. It was a great month for the team too especially when you look at how well Bristol City were doing and we won 6-0.

“But now we have to start doing it away from home and this is a massive week for us.

“Six points away from home will catapult us right up the table and we will have the game in hand at home to come.

“This will be a completely different game than last time because they will be right up for it. Charlton have had some surprising results but they have quality in their side and will look at us and fancy their chances.”

With Watford losing ground at the top, the gap between eighth-placed Town and the leaders is just seven points, with the Blues still having that game in hand.

Walters said: “We are coming up to the halfway point and everyone wants to be in the play off places or just off it then that is the benchmark for the rest of your season.

“It is tight but if we can push on and be on the shoulders of the top two, or even be in there then we have a great chance.”

The bargain £100,000 buy from Chester City has notched hit eight league goals already this season and wants to beat the 14 he netted last term.

Walters said: “It would be nice to score more than I did last year which was 14 and I would love to double what I have now.

“If I look back to a year ago I was a similar amount of goals at this stage so six more goals is not beyond me, even coming in from wide.”

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