FRUSTRATION personified; Forest Green striker Matt Stevens is certain the goals will come.

Rovers fired blanks for the second game on the bounce and have yet to score more than one goal in their opening 10 league games, but have registered four successive clean sheets.

"Strikers are judged on their goals and it's frustrating for me," said Stevens, who has scored twice this season in the 3-2 cup victory over Southampton U21s.

Rovers huffed and puffed in their scoreless draw against bottom-of-the-table Stevenage on Saturday and Stevens pointed to the long trip to Carlisle as a mitigating factor in their anaemic performance.

He added: "Our team looked a bit leggy to be fair and we played a lot of balls in the air instead of on the floor and our balls in the box are not the best at the moment.

"I've always been a goalscoring and it's killing me every time I'm not scoring after a game. I'm going home and can't wait for the next game to try and put it right. It’s been so frustrating for me as an individual at the minute, not getting or creating opportunities to score goals, but the goals will come."

Watch Matty Stevens give his post-match verdict to SNJ sports editor Ash Loveridge and BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Billy Hunt.