Westley urges Lilywhites to attack
Preston North End,
Graham Westley wants his Preston side to replicate their defensive improvements at the other end of the field.
The Lilywhites have kept six clean sheets since Westley succeeded Phil Brown at Deepdale in January, although five of those have come in goalless draws.
In 13 games under the former Stevenage boss, North End have only found the net on seven occasions and Westley believes his charges could have been more clinical in front of goal during Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Bury.
"I think back two or three weeks and we were saying there was an improvement in our defensive performance," said Westley. "We're starting to look as though we can keep clean sheets and we need to start developing our attacking game.
"There's been several games now in the last five or six where we've dominated possession. We did carve out chances at the weekend, could easily have scored more than the one and it was a clinicality issue.
"I guess we're kind of going in stages as I would expect. On the one hand it was about sorting the defence out and the next stage is about building our game and building our play, then it's about the clinicality of the play. You've got to get all three working in tandem if you're going to be successful."