Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hitmen wanted

According to reports in the local press (and who would ever doubt the Chronicle?) we can expect to have two new strikers on our books come the start of our league campaign.

(Which is good news, seeing as Michael Owen's impending surgery has been delayed due to some swelling round his knee).

Glenn Roeder has already commented that he's looking to bring in hungry players, with Premiership experience and something to prove. But who falls in to that category?

Ignoring strikers who command first team places in their current sides, there are very few names that spring to mind.

Jermaine Defoe?
Bobby Zamora/ Dean Ashton?
Massimo Maccarone?!?

Perhaps Darren Bent (who has nothing to prove to Charlton fans, but everything to prove to the new England manager)?

Whilst the signings of Defoe, Bent and Ashton would be welcomed (by me at least) I can't help feeling that we simply lack the money to buy more than one of them. Which means that our second striker needs to be available on the cheap - thus ruling out anyone with much Premiership experience.

Robert Earnshaw, anyone?


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