In order to reach their ambition of securing promotion back to the Championship, Charlton Athletic need to be able to rely on a consistent striker throughout their 2017/18 campaign, especially with the loan exit of Nicky Ajose to fellow League One side Bury.
Karl Robinson has a few striking options ahead of the new season with the likes of Josh Magennis, Lee Novak and Tony Watt seemingly leading the line for the Addicks, but the question remains whether they can score enough between them to fulfil an anticipated bid for a Championship return.
Which is why, in my opinion, it’s pivotal that the boss is financially backed so he can pursue League Two forward Matt Godden, who stunned many supporters last term by netting twenty goals in the fourth tier for Stevenage.
The 25-year-old earned a move to his current employer via a prolific two-year stint at non-league Ebbsfleet United and has continued to impress in a professional football surrounding, earning an abundance of approval from onlookers.
Godden began his career at Scunthorpe United but eighteen appearances without success meant he would have to work way through the realms of non-league via loan stints and eventually he joined Ebbsfleet in 2014.
It is fair to admit that interest in the prolific League Two attacker has cooled down of late but that shouldn’t stop Charlton Athletic having a punt on the Canterbury-born player, especially with little time to go until the new campaign gets underway.
Charlton supporters – do you need a reliable, consistent forward this summer? How much would you pay to bring Matt Godden to the Valley? Does he have the attributes to be a successful League One striker? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!