THE CHAMPIONSHIP CUT: THE FORWARDS



Should we achieve our aim of promotion fans will speculate to which of our current players will cut it in the Championship. We thought we may as well go through the squad in preparation and finally we’ve reached the forwards…


CHARLIE WYKE

In his 36 league appearances Wyke has 22 goals and eight man of the match awards. His high goal tally and good finishing would suggest he could cut it in the Championship next season. However, Wyke only managed nine goals combined the previous two seasons in League One, which could mean this is just a good patch of form or it could mean that 28 year old Wyke is having his best ever season.

Verdict: Makes the cut but might struggle to recreate League One form in the Championship.


AIDEN O’BRIEN

Having only scored four goals in 25 games O’Brien is not someone you’d call prolific, but he’s playing in a number 10 role supporting Wyke rather than being an out and out striker. O’Brien leaves a lot more to be desired and it is his first season at the club, so hopefully it’s just a matter of settling in and he’s played at Championship level previously with Millwall.

Verdict: Probably makes the cut but as a squad player.


WILL GRIGG

Grigg has bagged himself three goals and three assists in 13 games whilst on loan to MK Dons, who sit thirteenth in the league. There are not many positives to be said here, Grigg has never been great for us, and has only scored a total of five league goals in 47 league games for SAFC, so it’s fair to say he really isn’t going to cut it.

Verdict: Sell, or give away, as long as we never see him again.


ROSS STEWART

Since joining in January, Stewart has one goal in five games after scoring from the bench on his debut against Accrington Stanley. The Scotsman is an out and out forward who had been Ross County’s best player over the last few years before his injury. It is far too early to suggest anything given that we haven’t seen enough of Stewart to make a fair decision.

Verdict: Makes the cut, hopefully he’ll get the chance to show us why he was signed.


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