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RUFC - Alfie wants ball to feet

RUFC - Alfie wants ball to feet

Rotherham United striker, Adam Le Fondre has scored twenty-four goals so far this season, seventeen of those coming in the first four months and he fears he is being made a scapegoat because the club haven`t got promoted.

The team have looked less than convincing since playing Stockport on a cold Tuesday night with Alfie being 'rested` and relegated to the subs bench a few times since then, which has puzzled him.

Speaking to David Beddows of The Advertiser, Alfie said, 'I`m disappointed not to start games but I don`t know what`s got me out of the team. There were a few reasons for it, that I don`t personally agree with, but it`s just one of those things. The whole team went off the boil and you can`t just blame it on me. I think I`ve been made a scapegoat for this whole situation of us being out of form but I can`t do anything about that now. All I can do is keep playing my game and see where that takes me.`

Alfie, along with others, has refused to sign an extension to his contract, which has a year to run, saying he wants to play higher but he says that his lack of goals recently coincided with the switch to the long-ball tactics.

'When we stopped playing football towards the end of the season and reverted to playing long ball, well, it`s no coincidence that my game has gone. I`ve been getting the ball on my head and it`s been nowhere near where I can affect the game and that just frustrates me even more. There`s been talk of me improving my all-round game but I don`t think there was any thought of that in the first half of the season when I was getting the ball to feet and scoring goals every week. We hit a sticky patch around February and reverted to long ball which is not really my game - and I think anyone who has watched me knows that. Yes, I`ll gamble on chances but it`s not going to suit me when the ball is coming in to my head.`

New Manager, Andy Scott has said that he wants to improve Le Fondre, including his fitness levels, with Alfie saying, 'He wants to get the best out of me and I`ve got to get the best out of myself as well. He wants to be successful and so.`




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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday May 6 2011
Time: 9:50AM

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