Derby have been crying out for a striker who will score a lot of goals at this level for a long time now. Us fans have been going in about the club buying a ’20-goal a season striker’ for a fair while.
This summer Nigel Clough swooped to sign Conor Sammon from Wigan, where he didn’t play regular, for a widely reported £1.2million.
Yesterday Sammon missed a lot of chances on goal and should have scored, frustrating fans. His height and ability to hold the ball up, which The Rams have lacked, definitely suits this quite physical league. There’s no question that he should have scored yesterday but apart from that he played quite well. He got into some excellent positions to receive the ball and he competed well with Burnley’s defenders.
The former-Kilmarnock striker hasn’t played regular football for a long time, hopefully more goals will come with time because he’s probably just getting used to being in the side on a regular basis. Many fans criticised him for missing chances (rightly so) but saying he’s ‘not worth all that money’ and cheering him when he was subbed won’t help. How can people say ‘he’s not worth all that money’ when he’s hardly played any games? Lets give him a bit of time and remember it’s a while since he’s played regular football!
Regards him being a ’20-goal a season striker’, only time will tell. His shooting doesn’t look up to scratch so far but again, give him time. He offers us a lot more than scoring goals, he can bring others into play.
Feed the fish and he will score!
What’s your thoughts on Sammon?