The season hasn’t really started yet, but I’m already counting the hours. Over the past few seasons, our lack of a goal threat has cost us dearly. But no, this time!
I find it hard to believe what I’m reading. Almost every day another striker joins the ranks, and today we can welcome 18-year-old Aston Villa and Barcelona forward to Portman Road. Louie barry, and former Reading striker Sone Aluko, who signed a one-year contract with an option for an additional season. He just might be the calming influence our team needs.
Add to that our other attack options, and we’ve got some hellish strike force! Joe pigott gets jersey number 9 this quarter, and James norwood the number 10.
At 21, we have Conor Chaplin and Macauley Good carries the number 18. Let’s not forget the poor Ben morris which has no number but is still very popular with the blues.
What a wonderful array of attacking options we finally have, but of course for this to work you need a creative midfielder. Lee Evans, Armando Dobra, Scott Fraser, Wes Bruns and the last, but certainly not the least, Rekeem Harpr, should take care of that side of things, and wade through with a few goals of their own, judging by their resumes!
Our defense remains our biggest concern, but that too is being addressed, and we should have new additions to this department in a few days.
Hayden Coulson is still a big favorite to eventually join us, but it could take a little longer. A deal that will see the 23-year-old left-back move to Town on a one-season loan has been made in principle, so we’ll just have to drop that one in the meantime.
Louie Barry is eligible for tomorrow’s curtain raiser at home against Morecambe, while Sone Aluko could make his debut on Tuesday night when the Blues host Newport in the Carabao Cup.
Director Paul Cook said this about the new additions: “We are all very excited to be working with Louie. We have to remember his age and his younger years – no matter what everyone thinks of him. We are delighted to sign Sone. He’s a player with a lot of experience, playing for clubs as big as Rangers, Fulham and Hull City. He has already won promotions. We think the group of players we have is very young. Sone brings a wealth of experience to the club and the team.
Now it’s just a case of attack attack, attack attack attack, what if we win 5-2 or 4-3 who is seriously disturbing ?! If Town can finally play some exciting attacking football, then we will all be very happy!