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Gers strikers can’t do it on their own

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It’s weird to suggest that something isn’t right in our forward line when both of our main strikers are sitting around the goal every two game mark, however, that’s exactly where we find ourself after dropping yet more points at home.

Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos may have been scoring goals recently, however the fault doesn’t fall squarely at their feet with Ianis Hagi, Scott Wright, Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent all massively underperforming in the attacking third since the season began.

Yes, we have had to contend with injuries, Covid-19 and inconsistency in terms of selection but we rotated on a game by game basis last season without any adverse effects – we need fresh legs and new ideas.

That it took until the 76th minute to introduce Wright and Fashion Sakala against Aberdeen was criminal, we did create enough chances to be in front but it was clear that the extra pace that the pair brought to the game could have been key if the changes had been made sooner – David Bates pulled Sakala back because he knew he couldn’t catch him legally.

Steven Gerrard spoke in his post match press conference about where he sees the biggest need for work and more than hinted that it is the defence that will take most of the flak – scoring two goals at home should always be enough to pick up three points and I’d tend to agree with him.

This doesn’t alter the fact that something just isn’t right up front though, the hope that a fully fit Ryan Kent returns to save the day are the straws that we are all clutching at.

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