Six strikers that could replace Ollie Palmer as the fourth striker

John Akinde’s arrival finally happened and, as promised, we’ve had an evening just settling down and appreciating what we have. Finally, the squad can begin to take shape and top of the list now is an Ollie Pamer replacement.

Akinde isn’t that, he’s the elusive striker we didn’t get last season, not the fourth man but much like the graham Greene novel, our third man. Palmer was the fourth striker, the gamble that could have proven to be a success or failure. as it was, Palmer wasn’t happy sitting on the bench and maybe, just maybe he pushed to ensure he wasn’t there this season.

What we need, without a doubt, is another striker. It doesn’t need to be a big name, I’m not fussed about someone with twenty goals a season behind him for six seasons or more, what we need is a player who will add value. A player who can come off the bench and chance our pattern of play, or who can interchange with what we’ve already got. We all know, fans and management alike, that we needed another striker last season.

Danny won’t just bring anyone in though, he won’t waste the money or the squad place on a player he doesn’t think fits the bill. It might be Lee Shaw, but if the Grantham lad does impress I feel very much that we’ll still have another Football league player come in, experience of League One highly likely.

There will be all manner of factors that a light-hearted piece such as this can’t consider. Perhaps some of the players I’m going to put forward would demand big wages, they may be training elsewhere and there’s a likelihood they wouldn’t want to sit on Lincoln City’s bench. However, after a trawl through and using some of the knowledge I’ve imparted from my FLW role, here are six players that Danny might do well to consider as the experimental fourth striker.

Disclaimer – this is a speculation piece, highlighting six players who I have come across and think might add something to the squad. There’s no suggestion we’re in for them and if you don’t like this sort of article, please just close the browser and move on, rather than having a pop on social media. Cheers. 



  1. DC named Andrade as a forward in his recent interview, and Andrade said he wanted ot be up top. Shaw’s also on trial – so that potentially gives five already at the club. Are Lincoln actively looking for other options as well?

  2. Agree with you about Andrade Graeme. If Shaw’s trial is successful he could be the ‘unknown quantity.’ In as much as the opposition would not initially know much about him. An impact sub. He is local as we all know. Probably his wages would not be as high as the strikers mentioned above. After all we do not know how much of the transfer budget was used up to get big John Akinde. Danny likes a rough diamond from non league he can work with to polish up. I love it though plenty of if’s buts and maybe’s. We might pick up better clues when the squad is back next week.

  3. Again I agree I believe Andrade was a striker but could play out wide if called upon. I think shaw is a very good prospect and forward line is covered and we need couple of defenders and maybe midfield cover.
    I can’t wait for season to start and looking forward to Tuesday night to see how we line up I am not expecting them to be ‘on method ‘ but to see lots of promising players. Up the imps

    • A couple of defenders and midfield cover? Definitely!… Would like to see Michael Bostwick a permanent central defender. Another defensive midfielder I would particularly like to see brought in.

  4. Tom Miller gone to Bury, not what we were looking for. Need left sided central defender and cover for Eardley.

  5. I want to see an assessment of our youth squad fringe players to see who’s not to far away as far to many lads have been let go in the past who could fit in the squad. Matt Cotton has a great eye for goal full of energy loves the game not much cash would secure the lad.

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