Not sure we have the weakest at all, Id like to know who teams like Yeovil and Cheltenham have.
What we have are Harrold, Paynter and Bradbury all of which could be useful foils, and Macdonald and Hooper who may be able to get goals.
Until they are given a chance, and not just one game where we had 10 men, we wont know.
An established forward would be great, but as per every other striker thread thats not as straight forward as it sounds.
Eastwood has left us spoilt and with overly high expectations....
I think thats a bit strong- look at a team like Swindon or Carlisle, much worse off in my opinion. What we do have is 3 strikers of a similar ilk (Bradders, Harrold, Paynter), there to hold the ball up and be a targetman. Cant see any of them getting more than 5 goals each. Then we have 3 smaller strikers- Macdonald, Hoops and Foran who have hardly played in this league (in fact 2 have played mainly non league). I find it strange considering Brush said that the problem last season was that we had too many players of the same type, that this hasnt really been addressed. No pace in the forward line, no player who can drop deep and skip past defenders. Very little proven experience or goalscoring pedgiree. Gonna be a long season without a proven goalscorer.
foran is probably our best header in the team... he is excellent in the air from what i've seen and has a great leap on him. that's why i wouldn't mind seeing him up front, at least in the pre-season but i think it's too late now and he pretty woeful shooting means tilly sees him as a winger
It’s a shame because a proven striker is the only missing piece in getting us back up!!! Without it, forget the Championship!!
When will people admit - what we've got isn't good enough!!
Harrold, Paynter and Bradbury will not get us anywhere. None of them have ever convinced me they can score goals regularly!! It’s a shame because a proven striker is the only missing piece in getting us back up!!! Without it, forget the Championship!!
I still need convincing. I'm sure he's a decent chap and if he knocked on my door in May and said "I got 25 goals this season!" I'd buy him a curry and a pint!