Cobblers playmaker Adams is a ‘striker’s dream’ says teenager Calvert-Lewin
Teenager Dominic Calvert-Lewin admits it is a ‘striker’s dream’ to line up alongside Cobblers playmaker Nicky Adams.
The Town number 10 has been the main provider of goals for the team this season.
The former Bury and Crawley man has a floating attacking role, and pops up to provide crosses from both flanks as well as making things tick from central areas.
He has shown glimpses of what he is all about through the early weeks of the season, but played his best game for the club in Saturday’s 4-2 win at Morecambe.
Adams had a hand in all four of the Cobblers goals at the Globe Arena, and created many more opportunities as well, with Calvert-Lewin benefitting as he scored his first league goal for the club to make it 4-1.
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The Sheffield United loan man, in the team due to an injury to Marc Richards, backheeled a low Alfie Potter cross into the net after the former Oxford winger had been set free with a slide-rule pass from Adams.
“Nicky’s delivery is ridiculous, it is very good,” said Calvert-Lewin.
“It’s a striker’s dream when you have him pulling back on his right foot and whipping one in.
“He has perfect delivery, and it is perfect to play with a player like Nicky, with his delivery and assists.
“We (the attackers) all seemed to be on the same wavelength on Saturday.
“We all have pace, Nicky is very good on the ball, Lawson is good on the ball, and to get us free-flowing to play to the gameplan is what you want.
“It has come off on Saturday, and we got the result.”
As impressive as the Cobblers’ performance at Morecambe was, Calvert-Lewin admits the team, and himself, should have scored more.
“We could have had loads more goals on Saturday, but at least we got the three points,” said the 18-year-old.
“On another day I would back myself to score the chances I had, but I missed the first one, and then probably got a little frustrated with myself and was hesitant.
“But I was just glad to finally get one, and get the win as well.”
His first league goal was a moment to remember for Calvert-Lewin, and he admitted: “You get taken away with your emotions when you score, there is no better feeling in football and I ran across to the fans to celebrate with them.
“It is only my second league start, and my goal was to get a goal, so I have achieved that and I am always happy to get on the scoresheet as a striker.”
The Cobblers are up to eighth in the Sky Bet League Two, and this Saturday host leaders Leyton Orient at Sixfields.
Calvert-Lewin admits that the team’s current form is ‘exciting’, but he says he and the rest of the squad won’t be getting too big for their boots.
“The performance at Morecambe was very promising,” said the teenager. “To score four goals away from home, you can’t ask for more than that really, as fans and players.
“It is exciting to see what we might produce in the coming weeks, but we’re not going to get carried away.
“We’ll enjoy this win, but it’s all eyes on Saturday now and we will be working hard through the week on what we can improve on, and looking to see where we can exploit Leyton Orient.”
Calvert-Lewin now has three goals to his name this season, having also netted in the cup wins over Blackpool and Colchester United, and he is hoping there is plenty more to come.
“I just want to score as many goals as I can, and every game I look to go and score a goal,” he said.
“That is my main objective, to work hard for the team and score.
“I am not going to get down if I don’t score, I just have to keep making sure that my performances are good and I do the basics right, and hopefully the goals will come.
“Hopefully, when we look back on things in a few months’ time I will have scored a few more.”