Codling - We Must Improve
Lewis Codling looking to return to winning ways against West Brom.
Lewis Codling reckons the Everton Under-18s must tighten up at the back if they are to return to winning ways against West Brom.
The young Blues’ striker is disappointed with the recent form of his side and puts that largely down defensive frailties from set-pieces
Ray Hall and Neil Dewsnip have both admitted it’s something they are working on with the players - after conceding late on in their past two games against Stoke and Blackburn.
“We keep conceding off set-pieces and we keep going over and over them,” Codling told evertonTV. “We just need to mark our men and not let it happen again.
“Neil had a lot to say after the game [against Stoke], he said we need to improve and get better in those situations.
“The day before we’d gone through set pieces and we’d gone over how to not concede from corners. But then we conceded a set-piece in the final few minutes and Neil went mad.”
Focussing more on his own game, Codling admits he is wanting to improve his current performance – as he bids to become a regular in Andy Holden’s Reserves.
But the youngster acknowledged it will be difficult against a strong West Brom side.
He added: “I don’t think I’ve been playing as well as I can over the past few games, but I’m hoping to kick on against West Brom, get back on track and start performing the way I should.
“I need to hold the ball up more, keeping the ball and score more goals.
“West Brom are a good side. Last year we got beat by them but we didn’t do too badly. Hopefully we’ll get a win this time.
“I’m trying to get involved with the Reserves. I just have to progress with the Under-18s first and then step by step I’ll get into the Reserves.”
See the interview in full on evertonTV now.