Rigg hails Constable after Barnet victory

Herald Series: James Constable heads Oxford ahead James Constable heads Oxford ahead

SEAN Rigg hailed James Constable’s form after the striker scored one goal and made another in Oxford United’s 2-0 win at Barnet on Saturday.

It continued the 28-year-old’s excellent run, which has seen him contribute three goals and four assists in the last six games.

Rigg was the beneficiary at Underhill, running on to Constable’s pass and sweeping in a finish to score United’s second goal.

He said: “Fortunately, James put a great ball through for me, it was perfect.

“I just had to take a quick touch and hit the target.

“James has been on fire ever since he scored his first goal of the season.

“He has a big impact on the team, he’s a handful and hopefully he can keep his form up and produce for the boys.”

Constable was delighted to play a key role and said the assist gave him as much pleasure as the goal.

“I’ve always enjoyed creating goals for other people,” he said.

“As a striker you want to be scoring, but when you have already got one it’s nice to put it on for other people. “Riggy had a great first touch and an even better second.”

Constable’s goal reminded him of his effort away to Swindon Town last season and thanked Michael Raynes for his unseen role.

He said: “It was a carbon copy of Swindon, it was nice to see Levs (Peter Leven) putting the ball in and Raynesy did me a trick by blocking my man and giving me a bit of time to get a header in.

“It was nice we got that bit of luck that perhaps we haven’t had in the last few weeks.”

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5:34pm Mon 5 Nov 12

oldun says...

442 - Constable needed a support striker. Have I said that before??!!??
442 - Constable needed a support striker. Have I said that before??!!?? oldun
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5:34pm Mon 5 Nov 12

oldun says...

442 - Constable needed a support striker. Have I said that before??!!??
442 - Constable needed a support striker. Have I said that before??!!?? oldun
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5:53pm Mon 5 Nov 12

jbowling says...

A real change for the better since Wilder's last throw of the dice against Accrington when (after 4 years) he decided to try 4-4-2.

Strikers at this level can't score very often when left on their own up front. But if you play with some width it gives them a chance. We have let many strikers go in the past only to see them score elsewhere and Beano would have been another. It was the system not the personnel.

I still think the manager will revert to type and go defensive when the chips are down. Not yet of course but if we reach a challenging position he will try to cling on to a one goal lead or set out for a draw.

I honestly hope this new momentum remains - what a much better situation - scoring goals and entertaining to watch. Surely thats what its all about.

Those that were patient enough to give him a bit longer MAY be right but it was only because of the pressure that he changed the system so the Wilder out brigade can atke some credit imo
A real change for the better since Wilder's last throw of the dice against Accrington when (after 4 years) he decided to try 4-4-2. Strikers at this level can't score very often when left on their own up front. But if you play with some width it gives them a chance. We have let many strikers go in the past only to see them score elsewhere and Beano would have been another. It was the system not the personnel. I still think the manager will revert to type and go defensive when the chips are down. Not yet of course but if we reach a challenging position he will try to cling on to a one goal lead or set out for a draw. I honestly hope this new momentum remains - what a much better situation - scoring goals and entertaining to watch. Surely thats what its all about. Those that were patient enough to give him a bit longer MAY be right but it was only because of the pressure that he changed the system so the Wilder out brigade can atke some credit imo jbowling
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6:51pm Mon 5 Nov 12

oldun says...

jbowling wrote:
A real change for the better since Wilder's last throw of the dice against Accrington when (after 4 years) he decided to try 4-4-2.

Strikers at this level can't score very often when left on their own up front. But if you play with some width it gives them a chance. We have let many strikers go in the past only to see them score elsewhere and Beano would have been another. It was the system not the personnel.

I still think the manager will revert to type and go defensive when the chips are down. Not yet of course but if we reach a challenging position he will try to cling on to a one goal lead or set out for a draw.

I honestly hope this new momentum remains - what a much better situation - scoring goals and entertaining to watch. Surely thats what its all about.

Those that were patient enough to give him a bit longer MAY be right but it was only because of the pressure that he changed the system so the Wilder out brigade can atke some credit imo
Totally agree - he is not a fan of 442 - his desperation has paid off
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: A real change for the better since Wilder's last throw of the dice against Accrington when (after 4 years) he decided to try 4-4-2. Strikers at this level can't score very often when left on their own up front. But if you play with some width it gives them a chance. We have let many strikers go in the past only to see them score elsewhere and Beano would have been another. It was the system not the personnel. I still think the manager will revert to type and go defensive when the chips are down. Not yet of course but if we reach a challenging position he will try to cling on to a one goal lead or set out for a draw. I honestly hope this new momentum remains - what a much better situation - scoring goals and entertaining to watch. Surely thats what its all about. Those that were patient enough to give him a bit longer MAY be right but it was only because of the pressure that he changed the system so the Wilder out brigade can atke some credit imo[/p][/quote]Totally agree - he is not a fan of 442 - his desperation has paid off oldun
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3:50pm Tue 6 Nov 12

BigOx22 says...

442 is the best and almost the only formation you can use in League 1 and 2. 3 points tonight and a goal for beano please. Keep his goal scoring run going. Still think he can make 12-18 goals IF Wilder keeps faith and plays 442 with TC up front.
442 is the best and almost the only formation you can use in League 1 and 2. 3 points tonight and a goal for beano please. Keep his goal scoring run going. Still think he can make 12-18 goals IF Wilder keeps faith and plays 442 with TC up front. BigOx22
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4:34pm Tue 6 Nov 12

oldun says...

BigOx22 wrote:
442 is the best and almost the only formation you can use in League 1 and 2. 3 points tonight and a goal for beano please. Keep his goal scoring run going. Still think he can make 12-18 goals IF Wilder keeps faith and plays 442 with TC up front.
Correct again - but nearly all Us fans will be agreeing with that - let's hope that CW does - please!! Attack!
[quote][p][bold]BigOx22[/bold] wrote: 442 is the best and almost the only formation you can use in League 1 and 2. 3 points tonight and a goal for beano please. Keep his goal scoring run going. Still think he can make 12-18 goals IF Wilder keeps faith and plays 442 with TC up front.[/p][/quote]Correct again - but nearly all Us fans will be agreeing with that - let's hope that CW does - please!! Attack! oldun
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