Ipswich Town are undoubtedly going to face a long, hard campaign this coming season, and recruitment is the only way to avoid the drop.
The Tractor Boys are on a tight budget and need to be savvy with the limited funds they have, and a striker needs to be the priority.
Ipswich have to make a loan move for Southampton attacker Sam Gallagher, who spent last year on loan with eventual relegated side Blackburn Rovers, however, his contribution hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The 21-year-old is a long way off the Saints’ first-team so it is highly possible that the ex-England under-20 international may return to the second-tier for the forthcoming season, especially if it ensures regular game time.
One horrendous fact staring Mick McCarthy in the eye from his team’s appalling pre-season fixtures is their lack of clinical finishing, which has seen them be victims to League One outfits Gillingham and Charlton Athletic.
Whilst Gallagher’s goal scoring records were not enough to salvage Blackburn’s Championship status but he has shown a consistent level of attacking intent in this division having netted twelve goals – which could be the difference between Ipswich Town suffering third-tier football or remaining in the Championship.
The club should be hoping, if they were to get it over the line in the very near future, to get Sam Gallagher down as a player before their opening encounter at Portman Road against Birmingham City.
Ipswich Town supporters, do you agree that your side is lacking finishers? Does Sam Gallagher make you fill with belief? Can the club be starring at relegation this year? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!