Charlton look woefully short in the striker department with the season opener only 5 days away now.
There are various conflicting noises emerging from the club about the need for another striker but you don’t need to be a Mastermind to conclude that we definitely do. One of the defining moments of last years poor season was the 4-0 home defeat by Oxford who could easily have scored seven. The biggest problem that day was not that we didn’t have the same number of players on the pitch as them but that all of Washington, Aneke and Stockley were out injured and we had to play Leko up front , who was quite frankly , pretty hopeless. The opposition become bolder and more confident when they know that you don’t carry any goalscoring threat. They take more chances and in the Oxford game it was thoroughly depressing.
Now it may be that our Ben Garner is a tactical genius on a scale seldom seem at The Valley before and his plan is to pack the team with 7 midfielders – but he probably isn’t, so please get at least one experienced and decent striker in soon to give us the best chance of being competitive this season