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Huddersfield Town are firmly in the mix to sign AFC Wimbledon striker Joe Pigott, as per TEAMTalk.
The 26-year-old is enjoying a productive run of form in front of goal this season for Glyn Hodges’ side, with him recording six league goals and four assists so far.
Pigott is Wimbledon’s captain and his impressive early season form has seen the Terriers register an interest in the player, with the likes of Birmingham, Bristol City and Derby among those keen as well.
So, what do you make of this news from a Terriers perspective? Would Pigott be a good addition to Corberan’s side? Is he needed?
The team here at FLW have their say….
I really like what Fraizer Campbell does for Huddersfield in attack in terms of his work off the ball and hold up play. However, it’s clear that Huddersfield need a goal threat.
Josh Koroma provides that from wide on the left, but there’s a little bit too much pressure on him in that department for my liking.
Pigott has had a great start to the season for AFC Wimbledon, he’s scored six goals in 11, whilst also chipping in with a couple of assists.
Of course, that’s coming lower down the EFL pyramid, but if you look at Harry Toffolo and Josh Koroma, Huddersfield’s side is filled with players that have followed a similar path.
It could be a really good move.
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I like the sound of this.
Pigott is out-of-contract in the summer, so any potential agreement between AFC Wimbledon and the Terriers would be relatively cheap.
He deserves a shot at a higher level than League One, and it’ll be interesting to see which team wins the race to land his signature, with the likes of Birmingham and Derby also keen on a deal.
Huddersfield could certainly benefit from adding depth to their attacking options in January though, as I still think they need to replace Karlan Grant.
Grant arrived from the lower leagues, and was certainly a success, so there is no reason why Pigott couldn’t make a similar impact with Carlos Corberan’s side.
This would be a smart bit of business by the Terriers.
He’d be very much needed!
Huddersfield are playing some excellent football but they are clearly lacking a quality number nine to turn those chances into goals.
Whether Pigott is capable of making the step up is open to debate but he is only 26-years-old and appears to have a good instinct in front of goal, so he’s certainly worth taking a chance on.
The Terriers aren’t in a position to splash the cash on a proven goalscorer, so they need to take a chance on someone and this is a deal that is pretty low-risk and could pay off spectacularly in the future.