A BRILLIANT start to the season rightly elevated United striker Rene Howe to a status of being one of the forwards in League 2.
His all-round contribution has been superb throughout but the powerful front-man has now not scored for 10 games, and manager Martin Ling admitted the barren run has been discussed.
Hopefully, the new dad can celebrate fatherhood with a goal when AFC Wimbledon visit Plainmoor on New Year’s Day.
“He is doing his job apart from the goals but let’s be fair, at the start of the season he was doing the job and scoring goals,” said Martin.
“He equalled the club record for scoring in consecutive games but hasn’t scored since. We talk all the time with the strikers and show DVDs on what we expect in the box.
“There have been a few missed chances for Rene and he was putting them away at the start of the year, but he is such a big component for us that you never consider leaving him out. Any striker in the country without a goal in 10 games is well aware and Rene knows that.”
One factor that may have been on Rene’s mind in recent weeks has been the pending birth of his first child but young Joshua made his arrival in the last couple of days, and everyone at Plainmoor would like to extend huge congratulations to Rene and his partner on this fantastic news.