Grant wants to focus on the simple things
JOEL Grant has been making a habit of scoring wondergoals - but what he wants most of all is a tap in.
The winger ended what for him was a comparatively barren spell in front of goal against York on Saturday with a superb solo effort that was later voted goal of the day by Sky Sports viewers.
He followed on from similarly skilful efforts against Rochdale and Bristol Rovers earlier in the season by leaving a trail of City defenders in his wake to net his eighth of the campaign.
But he said he wants to work on other aspects of his game, including breaking into the box to get onto the end of crosses instead of just supplying the ammunition for his team mates.
The 25-year-old said: "So far this season they seem to have been good goals or penalties. To be honest I'll take any goal at the moment. I'd like to add some tap ins.
"I've been trying to work on my all-round game, particularly my defensive work. Tap ins can maybe get you another six goals a season and if you're in those tap in positions it means you're doing well."
When asked about his latest goal of the season contender, Grant said: "I felt I was due a goal. I picked the ball up in midfield and my first thought was to go direct to goal. In the end the defender made it a bit easy by selling himself."
His manager Gareth Ainsworth said: "When they give it to Joel they want something special, and he gave that today.
"He's a matchwinner. When he doesn't score and doesn't win games, he has to do the other side and I've told him this a million times - he has to work hard for the team."