Sheffield Steelers set Rob Dowd a new goals target

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Sheffield Steelers will be setting Rob Dowd a 30-goal target in the coming season as they seek to replicate his explosive form from the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

Dowd, 27, was in irrepressible form during the club’s successful League title run-in.

And new boss Paul Thompson, who coached him during his time in charge of the Great Britain team, is licking his lips at the prospect of getting even more out of him.

“I know Robert of old from the national team and obviously from coaching against him” said the former Coventry Blaze boss.

“He is a fabulous talent. I thought he really did pick it up in the last third of the season.

“He was in the game far more, he was making a difference in games, far more.”

Rob Dowd, right

Rob Dowd, right

Thompson said he had the task of matching Dowd with line-mates that will bring the best out of him.

Dowd scored 25 goals last season.

“If we can get him up around the 30 mark and he has more than enough ability to do that...He is very much in my plans” said Thompson.

Meanwhile, Braehead Clan have resigned return of former Steeler forward Stefan Meyer for the 2015/16 season.

Coach Ryan Finnerty said: “Stefan was a guy we really went hard after to bring back. I’m delighted and excited he’s agreed to return for another season.

“He was a big pick-up for us last summer from Sheffield, and he showed with 36 goals last season what an integral part of the organisation he is.”

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