Date: 24th August 2018 at 5:00pm
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There’s no doubting what the main issue is for Garry Monk and his side. The lack of goals is not a new problem, and with the limitations on signings, it was something that was unlikely to be put right this summer.

Major investment in the front line is what is required, but we don’t have that luxury currently. We are allowed just one more loan/free signing, and the question is, what position do we look to improve:

We need a player who can create chances and a player who can put them in the back of the net. So, I asked fans, what they would prefer: a playmaker or a striker? The majority went for a new number nine:

While Monk has reinforced the forward line with Omar Bogle, there has been no sign of us improving in front of goal. Isaac Vassell could have been the answer but a reported injury setback means we’ll need to look elsewhere.

I am hoping too we go after another striker before the loan window closes on August 31st, otherwise, we could be in for a very long season.

 

6 Replies to “These Birmingham Fans Are Banking On Monk Snapping Up Another Striker”

  • Vassell injury now puts the priority firmly on a new striker.This being our final signing thanks to FFP ruling.My message to GM is to almost ‘bugger the midfield’ this season and get the wingers,wing backs,centre halves or goalie to stick the ball in the opposition box.Might sound simple but I am deadly serious.We just have to plan on getting the points required,which should be 46. Who we get in is down to Monk and Beattie.

  • Obvious the 3 strikers we have now can’t convert chances. No point recruiting another chance maker. Forget Vassall as a saviour. Might as well blood the youngsters – if we have any!

  • The EFL with thier embargo will send blues down,Garry has his hands tied behind his back.
    How can this process be right,in trying to cure the disease they’re killing the patient in the process.

  • We all hoped that Vassell was going to be saviour, but with all due respect to him, was this a case of desperation rather than a guarantee? This may sound obvious but, now he’s out surely the priority is to get someone that can actually put the ball in the back of the net. Mr Monk is a great asset, but he and Beattie will be gone when we go into League 1 in May (or maybe even by April)

  • It is quite staggering that players like Adams,Jukey,Maghoma,Bogle,Jota etc cannot get goals. No excuses when Brentford find such players.Also what is happening to Greg Stewart? Surely if he stays after this window,then he has to be considered. FFP cannot be totally blamed for our woeful goals for record.Monk and Beattie must see that.

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