This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Fan’s Voice’ series, where we gather original opinions from those closest to the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Cardiff City will be looking to build on some impressive recent showings under the management of Mick McCarthy.
The Bluebirds have won their last five matches in the Championship, which has seen them move up to seventh in the second-tier standings.
More importantly, McCarthy’s side now find themselves just three points adrift of the play-off positions with 15 matches remaining in this year’s campaign.
Football League World’s Cardiff City fan Ben Johnsey felt as though one area that is a slight concern is the striking department, with Kieffer Moore often being trusted with leading the line for the Bluebirds this season.
“Cardiff have been on brilliant form and have really started to build the foundations for a top-six push. However, the striker situation is one to worry about, while Moore is arguably one of the top-three strikers in the division he’s the only proven Championship striker in the team.
“Both Mark Harris and Max Watters have all of 800 Championship career minutes between them, proving an injury to Moore could bring down those same foundations Cardiff have just started to build.”
Cardiff are next in action on Wednesday evening, when they take on sixth-placed AFC Bournemouth, in what is likely to be a crucial six-pointer, as both teams look to push ahead with their bid for promotion into the Premier League this term.
Do you remember how many league goals these Cardiff top goalscorers scored in each season?
You have to agree here to be honest. There’s no doubting that Kieffer Moore is up there as one of the most prolific and consistent strikers in the Championship, and I’m not surprised to see him spearheading Cardiff’s late push for a top-six finish in the second-tier this term.
He’s got all the right attributes to succeed at this level, and Mick McCarthy will be hoping that the former Barnsley forward can remain fully fit for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
There is a lack of strength in depth behind Moore though, and the Bluebirds should be looking to address that in the summer transfer window, regardless of whether they’re to win promotion into the Premier League this season or not.
If Moore is to pick up an injury now, then I seriously fear for Cardiff’s chances of achieving a top-six finish this season, as I’m still not convinced that Harris or Watters are strong enough options to lead the line in the Championship.