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Football League World’s Sunderland fan pundit Charlie Hodgson believes that the club’s strikers should be worried following a recent transfer update.
TeamTalk reported on Sunday that the Black Cats had been scouting Motherwell forward Jack Scott ahead of a potential January move and Hodgson believes that, following a slow start to the season, those already at the club should be scared.
“All of our strikers will be fearful of his arrival as none have been particularly good in front of goal for us,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“However out of all three, Charlie Wyke will likely be most fearful as he is our only aerial threat.
“With Scott being 6’2″ and seemingly more mobile than Wyke, he would be a better option to lead the line giving us different options other than just lumping it up to Wyke when most of the time nobody’s around him.”
Although yet to score in the Scottish Premiership, Scott has already notched three times this season in the League Cup after rising through the ranks with the club.
Ross is apparently keen to strengthen his striking options, according to the report, following a lacklustre campaign from his three current options so far: Charlie Wyke, Marc McNulty and Will Grigg.
Between them the trio have netted just twice in seven matches in League One, with Grigg yet to find the back of the net, leaving the burden with wingers Chris Maguire, Lynden Gooch and Aiden McGeady, who already have nine between them.
However, if they are to land the 19-year-old, they will need to beat off competition from the likes of Everton, Sheffield United and Southampton.