Date:Monday April 16 2007
As the season draws to a close Vital Sheffield Wednesday Editor Nick has his say on summer targets, and whether the Owls really should be making a new striker a priority.
Billy Sharp, Billy Sharp, Billy Sharp...
The name seems to be dragged up every other day linking him with a summer move to Hillsborough, or at least on the Wednesday message boards anyway - including Vital Sheffield Wednesday.
The former Sheffield United striker has been in top form for Scunthorpe United this season, and helped secure the Irons' promotion to the Championship at the weekend.
And, of course, Sharp's career was set-off by Brian Laws during the Owls' bosses successful stay at Glanford Park - so of course, Sharp will surely be winging his way in to S6 this summer.
To be fair, Laws hasn't helped cool the rumours about his possible arrival in the pre-season. He's gone as far as to say that he doesn't want to blow his whole budget on the striker, but is yet to categorically deny he is interested in him - quite the opposite.
But this brings me on to my main topic for this article - do we really need to bring in a 20-goal a season man if we want to push for promotion to the promised land next season?
Throughout this season, fans have been saying we're desperate for a top class striker being brought in to the club for next season.
I wouldn't say no to an out and out scoring being brought in to the club for the right price next season, but do we really need to prioritse in this area and leave other areas untouched?
Of course not.
Love him or hate him, chairman Dave Allen promised attractive football following the sacking of Paul Sturrock back in November and we've certainly got that, whether it be good for the heart or not!
Goals aren't a problem.
We're one of the top scorers in the divison and Hillsborough is currently home of the most goals in the entire division - value for money from the Owls fans point of view eh?
Mystery still clouds whether Steve Maclean will be offered a new deal in the summer, but with the Scot, Deon Burton and Marucs Tudgay all finding their scoring touch this season, as well as the addition of Leon Clarke from Wolves, Wednesday seem to have an attack capable of scoring goals week in week out.
Add to that the threat of Chris Brunt and Glenn Whelan from the midfield, scoring clearly isn't a concern at the moment.
In light of that, I'd be perfectly happy to see our frontline remain the same next season, so long as we concentrate on strengthening key areas such as the goalkeeping situation and the defence.
You're having a laugh!
Date:Monday April 16 2007
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