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2 pros and 2 cons to Huddersfield sealing free-agent striker deal

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So far since returning to the Championship, Huddersfield Town have lost to Derby County and drawn with QPR so they with the need for a win growing by the week.

However, they moved to strengthen their side further on Monday with the signing of experienced striker Fraizer Campbell who signed a two-year deal aftern being picked up on a free transfer.

Last season saw Campbell make 39 Championship appearances for Hull, scoring an impressive 12 goals and assisting six more in that time – but was not made part of Grant McCann’s plans in pre-season.

He could get his first run-out for his new club as soon as tomorrow night when Huddersfield welcome Lincoln City to the John Smiths for the first round of the League Cup.

Whilst there is no real expectation among the fans for Huddersfield to win promotion straight back to the Premier League, many would like to see them be as ambitious as possible.

So is this signing a good one?

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Well, here are TWO pros and TWO cons

Depth

As things stood, Karlan Grant was the only striker at the club who had come close to proving himself at Championship level or, in his case, higher.

They now have somebody else who has performed consistently at the level needed.

Campbell racked up an impressive amount of goals last season for somebody who was not the main man in attack and you would not bet against him doing it again.

Experience

Campbell will neeed very little time to bed in.

He has played for plenty of clubs in the Premier League and Championship and is more than used to hopping from team to team, meaning he should not take long to adapt at all.

It is unlikely he will be starting but he should be ready to come off the bench nearly straight away.

Ambition

It does not exactly scream promotion.

Don’t get me wrong, I think you could argue that Huddersfield have been smart in the transfer window this season and are undoubtedly looking to do what is best for the club in the long-term.

But you can bet that a more ambitious attacking signing during the summer window would have given everybody a boost – including the current first-team.

Longevity

No disrespect to Campbell but he is no spring chicken.

So it could be argued that it is difficult to see why this signing has been made. They certainly need depth but with promotion a bit of a long-shot, it surely would have been smarter to bring in another younger forward who they can improve and possibly sell-on in the future.

Much in the same mould as Koroma.


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