Ward knows they should be scoring more: "Derby was frustrating because like a lot of the drawn games we were the better side and should have won. When you look at the points that have gone missing then we could be much higher up the table.
"Last year everyone was saying that if we kept clean sheets we'd be a good side. We were top scorers in the league but shipping in too many. Now the goals aren't coming but we're keeping it tight at the back and look solid.
"It used to be 4-3 or 3-2 either way and now it's 0-0 or 1-1. It's difficult to find the balance and we need to work harder on the creative side of the game."
Ward, who hasn't scored for City since bagging a brace in the Rotherham game continued, "We got into good positions but didn't select the right ball. We'd shoot when we maybe should have crossed, and looked for a cross when the shot was on. Although we were on top, there were only two or three scrambles at the end of it and no real clear-cut chances."
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Saturday 12th October 2002