With Graham Alexander’s side narrowly missing out on an automatic promotion spot in last year’s League One campaign, alongside facing defeat in their play-off semi final against Millwall, if the Iron are to return even stronger than last year, a few first team signings may be needed.
Alexander has already focused on upgrading his backline with the signings of goalkeeper Matt Gilks, and a new centre-back pairing of Bradford’s Rory McArdle and Fulham’s Cameron Burgess, leaving the Iron a few attacking additions away, from having one of League One’s strongest team’s ‘on paper’.
Scunthorpe struggled with consistency at the end of last season, with their top goalscorer Josh Morris, going missing for many games, after such an impressive first half.
With this in mind, the Iron would seriously benefit from another striker to either compete with Morris, or play alongside him.
Stevenage’s Matt Godden, could be the perfect addition to Alexander’s team.
The non-league veteran, Godden has played over 100 games in England’s national leagues, with an impressive goal scoring record, averaging over one goal in every two games, for teams such as Gainsborough Trinity and Ebbsfleet Town.
More recently, the 25-year-old signed for League Two side Stevenage, where in only one season back in England’s football league, has been a crucial part of the Boro’s squad, having scored 20 goals in his first season.
Godden, was a part of Scunthorpe’s youth system in the early stages of his career, but never managed to hit the ground running, now after three years away from Glanford Park, Godden could fit straight back into the Scunthorpe setup but this time as a first team member.
The forward’s strength and lethal nature in front of goal, combined with his prior knowledge and experience at the club, would give the Iron a determined talisman to lead from the front and would be a key member if they are to challenge for the League One title next campaign.
Furthermore, with Godden only having one year left on his contract at Broadhall Way, Scunny could capture Godden on a cheap transfer fee, and with the prospect of League One football, the former player would surely want to play in the division above if given the opportunity.
Scunthorpe fans… What do you think? Would you be happy if you re-signed Godden? Or do you think he wouldn’t work in your current setup? Let us know in the comments below…