Hatter Rendell Too Rich For Imps
Do the regular dates with Chesterfield FC have something in them because hot-shot Hatters striker Scott Rendell will be too rich for Lincoln City and a host of Skrill Premier clubs. Luton Town’s loan price looks top heavy for us due to the fact that the player is on more than four times the weekly wage enjoyed by any of the hard-working Imps squad. So a non-starter then unless John Still is feeling very generous and that is unlikely considering he has helped to reduce the Hatters budget this season. With Vadaine still here, or a Rendell on board, one has to feel we would have got the breakthrough and pushed on for a win on Saturday.
Simmo will clearly need to step up his search for a target-man to help Tomlinson who has been tireless in every game so far this season. He has played alongside Fairhurst and, although we do have a tall side, there is no one in the Vadaine Oliver mould.
The manager seems to have a good relationship with Chesterfield, given the second behind closed doors friendly since the summer,although Marc Richards is clearly out of the question. Armand Gnanduillet, at 6 foot 3 would also be nice but with 2 goals and an assist from 4 games, he is hardly out of the first team reckoning. Wafula and Hazel have not featured but neither fit the height or physique requirements to do the job we need. Young Fabian Johnson also got an equaliser against the youth side yesterday.
With the Spireites offering more in terms of exciting poachers (Lester is still on the books) midfield and defensive cover, where the Imps have an embarrassment of riches, Simmo will probably have to turn his attention to nearer to his Sheffield home. Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday or perhaps even Hull could be options. Let us not forget decent links were also forged in the pre-season friendlies against Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
The Imps will welcome back Wright, Yussuf and Power for the trip to Barnet, giving the side far more pace and attacking variants than the faithful witnessed on Saturday. But if Vadaine was still here, or Rendell was on board, one has to feel we would have got the breakthrough and pushed on for a win on Saturday.