Ainsworth's delight at unsung Kuffour
‘UNSUNG hero’ Jo Kuffour finally ended his goalscoring drought for Wanderers yesterday, to the delight of Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth.
He netted the winner against Chesterfield in his 17th outing for Blues, having signed for them in August, to end his barren run in front of goal.
And Ainsworth said the striker deserved it for all his hard work, before backing him to go on a scoring streak.
The Wanderers chief said: “He’s an unsung hero. Away at Plymouth the other week he was outstanding.
“The amount of running Jo Kuffour does – although I had to give him a little reminder of that – he opens a lot of things up for other people and assisted in quite a few goals this season.
“He is a goalscorer, he’s a centre forward, he needs goals. When Jo Kuffour’s scoring he’s a handful and hopefully that will be the start of a run.”
But Ainsworth added he doesn’t want Kuffour to change his style of play, even if it means he doesn’t end up scoring consistently.
He said: “If a forward’s not scoring and you’re not winning games it becomes highlighted. If you are winning games and your forward’s not scoring, it’s less of a problem because other people are doing different jobs.
“He doesn’t have to score but we need to win games and if he pitches in with goals or assists, it doesn’t matter.”