After selling leading goalscorer Marvin Sordell to Burton Albion, Coventry City desperately need a new striker who can put the ball in the back of the net.
Loan flops Dan Agyei and Andre Wright have both returned to their parent clubs after disappointing stints at the Ricoh Arena, leaving Marcus Tudgay, Stuart Beavon and George Thomas as Coventry’s striker options.
None of these 3 are particularly prolific and Coventry need someone to score goals and keep them in the league.
They are staring relegation in the face and a demotion to England’s fourth tier would be disastrous for a club which has struggled so much both on and off the field in the past two decades.
The striker that Coventry should look to bring in on loan is Antonio Martinez of West Ham United.
The Spaniard joined the Hammers for a fee in the summer after leaving Valencia, where he had netted over 100 goals at youth level.
He has also taken to life in England rapidly and has been the star man for West Ham’s successful under-23 squad.
The 19-year-old has scored 10 goals in just 9 games for West Ham’s youngsters in the Premier League 2.
This has led to him winning a nomination for December Player of the Month, shortly after he returned from injury.
In addition to that, he bagged 2 goals in the EFL Trophy match against Coventry at the Ricoh so he already knows where the net is at that level.
That was his only EFL Trophy game due to injury but he showed why West Ham fans are very excited by his progress and why Coventry need to swoop for him on loan this month.
Coventry fans – would you sign Martinez on loan? Can he score the goals to keep you up? Let us know in the comments below…