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Soccer: Collective effort can solve Huddersfield's scoring woes, says Roberts

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69   //    19 Oct 2017, 15:08 IST
Soccer Football - Premier League - Swansea City vs Huddersfield Town - Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Britain - October 14, 2017 Swansea City's Ki Sung Yueng shoots at goal as Huddersfield Town’s Aaron Mooy challenges REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
Soccer Football - Premier League - Swansea City vs Huddersfield Town - Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Britain - October 14, 2017 Swansea City's Ki Sung Yueng shoots at goal as Huddersfield Town’s Aaron Mooy challenges REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

(Reuters) - Huddersfield Town need everyone to chip in with goals and cannot just depend on their forwards to score, former striker Iwan Roberts has said ahead of the visit of Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

With first-choice striker Steve Mounie out with a heel injury, David Wagner's side have failed to find the net in their last four games in all competitions.

Welshman Roberts, who scored 50 league goals for the club between 1990 and 1993, said forwards are only as good as the service provided by their team mates.

"They've got a couple of big lads up there but they need the service - get the ball wide and get in crosses," Roberts told the Huddersfield Examiner.

"I think they will thrive on crosses but at the same time they're not going to get a player who is going to get 15-20 goals this season.

"It has to be a collective issue - you can't just depend on your centre forwards, goals need to come from all over the pitch."

Huddersfield's record signing Mounie could return to the squad against second-placed United after getting a full week of training under his belt.

Following a bright start to the season, which included wins over Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, Huddersfield are on a six-game winless streak and have dropped to 12th.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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