Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gems from the Championship

Todays Chronicle mentioned has us linked with 3 championship forwards. Connor Wickham, Jay Bothroyd and Shane Long

I certainly this its worth dipping into the championshop and picking off the top players from that league. Its been done in the past with Lescott, Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling etc..

I know this is a lower level however see seem to be doing plenty of scouting in the Dutch, German and French leagues which to be honest are about on par with the Championship.

I am not a big fan of Bothroyd - and he does not fit our blue print for future signings with him being 29. Shane long has been a round for a few years even though he is only 24. When Reading were knocking around in the premiership he always seemed to come off the bench and grab a goal - I'd have him and or course Connor Wickham who is young and could be expensive. These two lads are an improvement on what we currently have and will only get better over the years. They also are pretty realistic.

We have also been linked with Adel Taarabt and  the Welsh center half Ashley Williams from Swansea. If we can unearth some gems in the lower leagues then could have some talented lads on our hands without having to splash big money.