Fulham have had a good start to the season so far, currently a point outside the Championship Playoffs with 19 points from 11 games and looking for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Manager Scott Parker delved into the transfer market this summer, his first as a manager, to look for the players to launch a promotion charge and to also put his mark on the Cottagers’ squad.
Like with every manager in football, Parker came up with some good signings this summer however also came up with two who weren’t as good. Here, we take a look at two players that Parker signed this summer who have failed to hit the ground running…
Midfielder Onomah joined on the last day of the transfer window as part of the £25 million deal that took teenage winger Ryan Sessegnon to White Hart Lane.
Onomah has previous Championship experience with Aston Villa and has been an impressive performer with them at the level before, however, the 22-year-old winger has struggled for game-time so far at Craven Cottage since joining the club and has currently made just the four appearances in the Championship.
Should Reid be dropped by Parker?
Despite having strong midfield competition around him such as Harry Arter, Stefan Johansen and Harrison Reed who have all started the season off brightly, Onomah will be looking to make his own mark on the Fulham squad in the near future as his experience at one of London’s oldest teams can so far be described as a failure when a player of his quality should be making an impact.
Somewhat surprisingly, the forward made the loan move from fellow Championship side Cardiff City in the summer after falling out of manager Neil Warnock’s plans, however, the former Bristol City striker and fan favourite is yet to really set the world alight at his new club.
Despite being given a chance so far and being a regular in league football, Reid is yet to find the back of the net for the Cottagers and it won’t be long until manager Parker starts to take the striker out the side with the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Knockaert all putting in more impressive displays at the top end of the pitch than Reid is currently doing.
Reid will need to start netting the goals for his new side soon if he is to maintain hopes of remaining in the Fulham XI.