HUDDERSFIELD Town head for Crewe tonight with Gresty Road boss Steve Davis urging his remaining strikers to make light of the loss of Shaun Miller.
The 24-year-old has been transferred to League I rivals Sheffield United, but Davis is confident his side will score goals following their promotion after three seasons in the basement division.
Davis, who took over from Alex legend Dario Gradi in November and led his side up the table and to a play-off final win over Cheltenham at Wembley (the day after Town beat Sheffield United), has seen the goals flow in during pre-season.
There have been 24 in seven outings against non-league sides before Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Town’s Championship rivals Bolton.
England Under 18 starlet Max Clayton was on the mark against Wanderers.
And Davis can also call on his elder brother Harry, AJ Leitch-Smith, Byron Moore and new signing Mathias Pogba, who has moved from Blue Square Premier club Wrexham.
"It is always good for the strikers to be amongst the goals in pre-season and everyone is off the mark now," said Davis.
"The longer you go without a goal as a striker, the more worried or concerned they become, so to have them all score has been a bonus.
"We want them all hitting the net and giving us a selection problem for the start of the season.
"I think we have scored some very good goals and some different goals, especially with Pogs giving us something different up there with his ability in the air."