This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Football League World’s Sunderland fan pundit Charlie Hodgson has backed the club in their pursuit of Motherwell striker James Scott.
TeamTalk reported on Sunday that the Black Cats had sent scouts to watch the 19-year-old play this season and Hodsgon believes that he could well prove to be the answer to the club’s striking problems.
“He would address our weakness in attack and provide us with another option we desperately need,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“With him seemingly having a lot of potential he may well turn out to be a great signing if he develops well and hopefully with the club.
“Scott would provide some much-needed pace and physicality to our attack with seemingly a lot of room for improvement at the age of 19.”
He has already scored three times this season for Motherwell, although all three have come in the League Cup, as he aclimatises to life as a first-team regular having risen through the ranks at Fir Park.
Ross is apparently keen to strengthen his striking options, according to the report, following a slow start to the season from his three current options: 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.
Tonight sees the Black Cats come up against Rotherham United as they look to maintain their push for promotion and, following these reports, it will be the perfect chance for the strikers to prove their worth.