Six strikers that could replace Ollie Palmer as the fourth striker

Alfie Potter

Before anyone has a go about Mansfield Town cast offs, I don’t care. I thought Potter was one of the few who impressed for the Stags in the EFL Trophy game earlier in the season and I was very surprised they released him. I suppose when you’re about to spend £5k a week on Tyler Walker you need to clear as much of the wage bill as you can.

Potter is classed in some quarters as a midfielder, but he can play through the middle and out wide as well. He’s another who is versatile, perhaps not a direct replacement for Ollie but certainly one who would bring options. He wouldn’t break the bank either, Mansfield wouldn’t have been paying his a huge sum.

His record in front of goal isn’t the best, he scored 26 in five seasons for Oxford and just once for the Stags, but he would offer an extra dimension up front. It could be that he is the type of player Danny does not want though, filler for the sake of filling. I believe I saw enough in the EFL Trophy game to think he’s a threat, but at 29 is he past experiment level?

 

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8 Comments

  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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