We’re doing okay – apart from the finishing

Kyle Horne'Fife Flyers

Kyle Horne'Fife Flyers

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It doesn’t say much for the current threat posed by Fife Flyers forwards when Kyle Horne is out-shooting them.

Horne is not noted for his goal-scoring but it seemed as though the big D-man had more shots than any other Flyers player during Saturday night’s home defeat to Hull.

But while the forwards struggle to put the puck in the net, Horne insists that responsibility for results lies with the whole team.

“No-one is pointing fingers,” he told the Press. “Everyone is taking it as a team, which is good.

“The forwards are playing hard and making chances, they’re just not taking them.

“But if they start gripping their sticks it will only get worse. They just have to keep believing it will happen.”

Horne picked up the man of the match award on Saturday but that was of little consolation to the 33-year-old.

“It’s really disappointing because I thought we were okay apart from the finishing,” he said.

“I don’t call myself a goalscorer but when you get that many chances you think one of them will go in.

“I don’t know what was on our back. We didn’t shoot the puck when we should’ve, and we didn’t pass the puck when we should’ve. Our heads were up our backsides.”

The defeat to Hull was all the more worrying as it came when Flyers were at full strength, but Horne insists the current team is good enough to improve on last season’s campaign.

“Everybody’s a professional here,” he said. “Even the British boys are stepping up and playing well this season.

“We’re trying to carry on from last season by not losing at home, but it’s a different league and a different season.

“Our team is as good, if not better than last season, so I’m just putting it down to a bad weekend.

“The team is expecting silverware this season.”