Steelers’ forward Ashley Tait won’t wear any suggestion that Sheffield’s team is a ‘one trick pony’ dependent on the top line of Jeff Legue, Mike Ramsay and Neil Clark to score all their goals
“I think we answered the critics well enough last weekend” said GB veteran Tait, who bagged three goals against Hull and Fife.
“We had a lot of new faces come into this team over the summer and those of us who stayed around are now playing with those new faces. It takes time. The Legue line started off like a train and has continued scoring (they have 14 points each). The rest of us took a little time to catch up.
“We tinkered with the lines and reaped the rewards (two shut out wins.)
“I was lucky to get a few, Ryan Finnerty, Colt King, Tom Squires and Rod Sarich also found the back of the net so overall we were pleased with our goal output and where they came from.” With Steelers taking on Coventry Blaze tomorrow at icSheffield in the club’s opening Challenge Cup game Tait believes that it’s unlikely to be a one line show as it was three weeks ago.
“That Legue line is exceptional, Ramsay has fitted in like a hand in a glove and Neil Clark looks like he is going to score every time he is out there.
“It’s a blow Neil is now out injured but someone else will get the opportunity to play on that line. The last game between us saw that line score all seven goals, I can’t see that happening again
“Coventry have always been a solid defensive team, it’s how Paul Thompson coaches. We have to make sure that we use our speed to penetrate and that’s where the Legue line will come to the front once again. Don’t think for a moment though that the other units won’t be far behind, over the season our goals will be spread out pretty evenly, I believe. We all take our responsibilities seriously and we do so again on Saturday.”