Hartlepool boss sure Fenwick’s getting better

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HARTLEPOOL boss Ronnie Moore believes one-to-one sessions with striker Scott Fenwick on the training ground are helping to improve his game.

The Pools boss – a former striker himself – insists the former Dunston frontman is the most “natural goalscorer” on the club’s books but is looking to help enhance his all-round game.

Moore revealed he was planning to do extra work after Fenwick had been dropped for the 3-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town, despite scoring the week before against Cheltenham Town.

The 24-year-old, who will have felt hard done by to have been dropped, bounced back strongly and scored the equaliser against relegation rivals Tranmere Rovers after being restored to the starting line-up.

His 14th minute strike was his third goal in five starts since joining Pools.

Moore said: “Fenwick has showed me things that I didn’t think he had.

“He is only a pup and has come from non-league and now he has to learn how to play up top and if I can’t teach him, then nobody can.

“Without doubt, he is learning from the sessions we are doing with him.

“I keep telling him to play on the shoulder. He looked at me like I was daft when I first told him that, but he is improving.

“There are one or two things to work on.

“I asked him to play a different role against Tranmere, but I said to him when the ball is on the opposite side you have to get into the box to be the other centre-forward.

“That is what happened for the goal.”

Moore was a prolific striker in his playing days, with the likes of Tranmere Rovers and Rotherham United, and wants to improve Fenwick’s movement, in particular.

“Scott is the most natural goalscorer we have and he was in the right place at the right time at Tranmere,” added Moore.

“He will get us goals – that has never been a problem. The problem is his movement. Where to go and when to go and when to run?

“We will teach him that and make him a better player.”