Mariners boss backs big striker

Last updated : 31 January 2010 By Team Talk

But Woods - still searching for his first win as his side desperately battle to avoid the drop - refused to criticise the front man despite the miss.

"You have to pick people who want to take a penalty and Adam is our designated penalty taker and he wanted it," said Woods. "I have never seen him miss one but that is the way it goes. He is confident with them so it was a surprise.

"When something like that happens you worry about letting one in down the other end but it is disappointing because if the penalty went in we are five minutes from full time and a win.

"We definitely should have won the game and when you get a penalty with five minutes to go you expect to win."

Source: Team Talk

Source: Team Talk