Gustavo Hamer was simply following Mark Robins’ instructions as he grabbed his first Coventry City goal in Friday night’s superb win over Reading.
The summer signing struck the opener in the 3-2 victory over the Royals with Robins having urged his side to get more shots on target.
City rank solidly in mid-table for goals, with nine from nine games so far putting their attack tied-13th in the division, but it seems Robins think they could be doing even better if they try their luck more often.
For number of shots, City rank 21st in the Championship, while they are 19th for shots on target.
Some of the weight may need to be taken off Matty Godden’s shoulders too. He has had 11 of the Sky Blues’ shots on target, with Hamer second on three.
“The gaffer wants more shots on target, and I want to show that I can score to help the team and I did that,” Hamer told the club.
“It was a good ball from Jordan Shipley, and he got it back to Godden, I was free on the edge of the box.
“I said I hoped I would score, and I did and I’m really happy.
“It’s an important win, especially after the few losses in recent games. I think we are a good team and it was important to have a win like this, just before the international break so we have two more games to get points.
“We went for it. We know we can do it, it’s not that we are scared to play, we were brave enough to play the ball between the lines and to open it with Max Biamou playing really well, he made the pitch look bigger than normal.”
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City will bid to follow up their win over Reading against Nottingham Forest and Watford this week, with the two away clashes leading into the international break.
The more games the merrier for Hamer.
He added: “I am really happy, my family is over so that’s good for me and my friends in the team we are really close together.
“Training is fine, but you want to play as many games as you can and if you play two games a week it is good.”