Exeter City boss Gary Caldwell says there’s no pressure on Jay Stansfield despite the on-loan Fulham forward going eighteen games without a goal.

Stansfield, who made an emotional return to St. James’ Park on loan earlier this season and wears the number nine shirt that his father Adam used to, scored four goals in four games after breaking his Grecians duck with a double at Barnsley in September but the Tiverton-born forward hasn’t found the net since.

Caldwell, who replaced Rotherham-bound Matt Taylor in the Exeter hot streak, isn’t worried – and highlighted the 20 year old’s all-round game ahead of Exeter’s trip to Port Vale tomorrow.

“Stanno is a fantastic player and person to work with. He has performed extremely well for me and I will never criticise a striker for not scoring when he gives me what Stanno gives me, with and without the ball. He has created numerous goals since I have been here, he is a fantastic team player in what he does for the team out of possession and he is desperate for a goal. I have spoken to him about that, and said to just let it happen. The more you go looking for it, the harder you try and sometimes in this situation, it makes it even more difficult.

Stanno knows how much I love him and we appreciate everything he is doing for the team and the goal will come very, very soon.”