Is Stead a target man? Based on how often he played in wider areas for Brackley, I assumed he was more of a potential partner for Kabamba, rather than another focal point.Bee_Forever wrote: ↑01 Aug 2023, 12:12He was good in spells for us but only really an requirement if Wynter goes.STAB wrote:Jordan Cropper is still available I think, would be a usefull addition to the squad
I think we have Stead and Kabamba as target men so need a pacy striker/winger like Kanu who can run off them.
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Certainly can’t see Stead as an alternative to Kabamba, playing as a lone striker or a focal point of the attack.
It’s not great that we’re heading into another season with Kabamba bearing so much of the attacking burden on his shoulders. I know most blamed it on Smith’s presence, but I think the fact that Kabamba had been the only striker option for so long is another reason why his goals dried up at the end of last season.
We were also fortunate with his form and fitness (which is mostly to his credit, but sometimes injury is simply unavoidable)
Meanwhile we’re already well served for wingers, with Kanu, Senior, Barratt (he played as a right sided winger/forward at York Rd vs us in the spring) and Stead by recent trade if necessary (although the friendlies and his comments suggest he’ll be playing more centrally)
Plus it seems that we’ll be using a 3-5-2 as our preferred formation, ie we won’t be playing with wingers.
Surprised he couldn’t get a conference south team - been impressed with him in pre-season. But suppose he’s comfortable at Beaconsfield (like Potter coming back to us)Itsmeerc wrote:Granville out on loan to Beaconsfield until January. Would’ve thought this means a new CM is now lined up.
People are thinking back to last season and what happened when Nicke was sent off on boxing day which lead to us rushing into signing David Moyo. If the budget allows and the right player comes available then it makes sense to bring him in.