News of Kyogo’s injury has re-fired the debate over whether or not this squad is strong enough for the coming campaign.
I don’t think it’s a big issue, but I understand why we’re having it.
If our Greek bhoy is injured, we have Ajeti.
But who covers for him?
We could scare each other all day with ifs, buts, maybes and other possibilities, some of them so remote as not to merit proper discussion, but we’re also a club that has undergone major injury crises before and so the concerns aren’t completely overblown.
There are players who could deputise as strikers if we needed them to.
Forrest and Jota have played that position before.
We’re fortunate in that respect, but playing these guys there simply creates shortages elsewhere in the team.
The best solution would be to have a striker in the striker’s role, and fortunately it looked as if we had a good backup in the B team; Owen Moffat. He has been quiet of late, but he is clearly an excellent prospect and capable of performing at the first team level.
If there was ever a time for this kid to step up his game, it is now.
He is on the fringes already.
For the next four weeks he’s got opportunities he might not get again for a while.
For the next four weeks he is one step away from being in the squad for games.
It is up to him to take that step. It is up to him to prove that he’s worthy of it. If he does it then the chance will be there for him to get some time on the pitch. We have such a busy schedule that the manager will certainly be considering rotation.
Moffat can make himself one of the options.
If he performs. We know he’s capable of it.
This is one of these moments that separates the boys from the men, one of those moments when we find out what our youth players can handle.
Step forward young man, and make yourself a part of this revolution.
The only thing better than signing a superstar is seeing your club develop one.
The fans will be rooting for you all the way.