One Striker only

Is it really possible to get promoted with just one striker ?  – personally I don’t think so. Josh Magennis is a good player, but like all strikers he will have his off days and in his case if you include his international commitments he is going to end up playing lots of games this season, which inevitably take their toll. Heaven knows what happens if he is out injured for a spell.

Sheffield United ( Clarke , Sharp etc) Bolton (Madine, Clough etc) , Millwall ( Morrison, Gregory , etc) got promoted last year and obviously in our promotion year we had Bradley Wright Phillips , Yann Kermogant, Paul Hayes, and even Leon Clarke to name but 4.

Karl has the team playing decent football with lots of wingers and inside forwards, but in the pure striking department we are totally devoid of options and it is already starting  to cost us – both the Plymouth and Gillingham games would have been won with better,alternative and off the bench striking options.

 

3 thoughts on “One Striker only

  1. Magennis goal scoring record is terrible but it is not fair on him to play 4 5 1 and expect him to to get the goals to get as up Karl Robinson got it wrong when he got rid of 4 strikers and did not replace them I just hope we can stay in the top 8 until the January transfer window

  2. I believe what we are beginning to see is the weakness in KR’s attacking strategy in that it leaves a weakened defence. Certainly on the Hill’s game the attacking could not be faulted. Other teams know that now and so a different game strategy is now required

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