Stead admits form worry
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jonathan Stead is experiencing the toughest test of his career.Blackburn striker Jonathan Stead has admitted his recent goal drought is the toughest experience of his career.
Stead has failed to find the net this season after making an instant impact upon his arrival from Huddersfield Town last season.
The England Under-21 international scored six goals in 13 games last season to help Rovers avoid relegation, but his recent poor form in front of goal saw him dropped to the bench for last weekend's draw with Aston Villa.
Stead has no complaints with the decision by Mark Hughes to drop him and believes he will soon recapture his best form.
"I'm having a tough time. I'm sure everybody can see that," Stead told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
"It's not like I'm missing chances, it's just nothing is being created at the moment and nothing is dropping for me to stick away.
"That's the way it goes sometimes and I'm in one of those patches at the moment. You want to be on the field as often as possible to make sure you can turn it around for yourself and it doesn't help when you're on the bench.
"But you can't argue [at being dropped] when you're not putting the ball in the net."