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Ipswich, Preston and Barnsley need to keep tabs on this lethal 22-goal striker



The League Two season is nearly over and Cheltenham Town have secured their safety and finished in lower mid-table.

This is mainly thanks to one individual: Mo Eisa.

Eisa has enjoyed an incredible season for Cheltenham, lighting up League Two with scintillating displays.

Unsurprisingly, he is the subject of plenty of interest and a move to the Championship or League One seems likely.

Cheltenham will find it difficult to hold onto their star striker beyond the summer.

Here, FLW shines a spotlight on Mo Eisa and considers whether Ipswich Town, Barnsley or Preston North End should make a summer move.

Eisa has come up through the non-league ranks but he has found his feet in the fourth tier, scoring a remarkable 22 goals in 43 appearances.

Further to that, he has picked up six assists and he draws fouls each game, which is useful if you have a set-piece specialist.

The 23-year-old is still young and improving game by game, which could lead to him jumping up two divisions.

Should Barnsley move for him?

Well, Barnsley – at first glance – have three very good strikers in Tom Bradshaw, Oli McBurnie and Keiffer Moore.

But with McBurnie’s loan set to end and Bradshaw being linked away, they need someone else to accompany target man Moore.

Eisa would work well with Moore and his record of converting one in five of his chances could be massive for Barnsley if he is provided with the service that he needs.

If the Tykes go down, Eisa would be an excellent addition indeed.

Would Ipswich Town need him?

Although they have some decent attacking options like David McGoldrick, Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner, they could use another man in the attacking department to shake things up.

Eisa could come in and provide competition for places and strength in depth for the Tractor Boys.

But I think Ipswich and Barnsley need him more than Preston do.

Although he would add depth to their attack, I cannot see him getting a start with the amount of attacking talent the Lilywhites possess.

Eisa would have to really impress to oust one of Tom Barkhuizen, Callum Robinson, Sean Maguire or Louis Moult.

So, the Sudanese striker does deserve a Championship move but he needs to pick wisely – where is he going to get the most game time?

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United