Where are the new Ferguson and Wallace?
WATCHING Coventry City dominating yet another home game on Tuesday night without scoring it seemed something was bound to happen
Yet again we were caught by a sucker punch from the opposition and lost. The mind went back to similar performances against Preston and Sheffield Utd one of which at least yielded a point.
It also went back a little further too our prolific striking partnership who shared forty goals one season. As we slip closer to the relegation zone we'd settle for half of that from a consistent striker partnership
I feel we must get real here and admit that when we dominate teams we have to make it count. Gunnarson's comments in todays Telegraph are typical of the players. We are so unlucky and it's bound to come right in the end.
There's an element of truth in this particularly in the Sheffield Utd game,but we have to make our own good luck through our hard work
I feel we need clinical strikers who will convert chances when we get them. We are often short on confidence and often when we've dominated in games and failed to score defensive mistakes follow
So whats the answer?. Lukas gave another hard working performance on Tuesday but he's hardly a prolific striker.
It would seem he only played on Tuesday because Platt wasn't fit. Again Clive Platt is many things but he's not a prolific goalscorer
I continue to be surprised that Aidy isn't picking Freddy Eastwood. He seems the nearest to a natural goalscorer we have and surely given a proper run will score regularly
It was obvious during the Ipswich game and the few that followed that he seemed to be building a great understanding with Marlon King
When two strikers show that understanding it's a very precious thing and I really believe Aidy should go with that combination.
It may be that the new Feguson and Wallace are in front of us all the time. Certainly if Aidy doesn't want to go this way he must ask for funds for a new striker in the close season
However I believe an King, Eastwood combination can save him the trouble