Robert Glatzel arrived in Cardiff during the summer with the hope that he could be the man to fire the Bluebirds back up to the Premier League at the first time following relegation from the top flight last season.
The German forward has however underwhelmed the Cardiff supporters so far this season as he has only netted two goals in 11 Championship appearances, but he now faces a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
The summer signing has failed to take off at The Cardiff City Stadium and many supporters will be hoping that he will see a different version of Glatzel when he returns from injury, a striker that’s hungry and wants the ball at every opportunity when in front of goal.
Compared to somebody like Danny Ward, who has four goals in eight appearances for the Bluebirds so far this campaign, Cardiff supporters will be wanting another striker to be given a shot over the 25-year-old German forward, and with Warnock’s unavailability issues up front, somebody else will be handed the opportunity this weekend against Bristol City in the Severnside derby.
Cardiff have lacked a true goalscoring striker for the past few seasons now, and Glatzel’s recent record over in Germany suggested that he could have been the man to become a fan favourite as he fired in goal after goal for Warnock’s side.
Can Glatzel be the man that fires Cardiff to promotion this season?
But now, the number of supporters has grown in frustration as many begin to lose belief that Glatzel has the ability and natural striker instinct to really be the man who can hit double figures for Cardiff.
Being 6’4″, Glatzel has struggled to impose himself from set pieces, an asset that Cardiff and sides managed by Warnock are normally strong with, however he finds himself not being able to find the target when crosses fall his way inside the area.
Bluebirds supporters will be calling for Warnock to turn to another striker in the hope that they can net the goals to fire Cardiff on up the table, however the supporters around The Cardiff City Stadium are left disappointed when they see Glatzel named on the starting lineup for most games.
The 25-year-old could bring a lot to the Cardiff side, however things aren’t falling into place for the striker so far during his first few months in Wales.