So nearly an instant hero v Sheff Utd. But agree that MKD away performance was an utter disgrace.It just never came off for him and missing that late penalty against Sheffield United made all the difference IMO. A hat trick on his home debut would have given him the impetus he needed. as it was injury, illness and international trips did for him. Gave up near the end and his performance at MK Dons was shameful but I would prefer to remember his match winning display at Notts County.
I think that’s it.
I detest his lack of ambition.
He tends only to score lots of goals in a system where his team focuses on creating chances just for him. I maintain he could score 10-15 goals in the PL if playing for a team with limited other striking options. Danny Graham did something similar for Swansea.
Problem is that when we had him, at the time we had a talisman in Clayton Donaldson who was just more important to the team. So if he did play, he was often shoved out wide (even then he didn't play badly, it just wasn't the right role).
Except that he didn't get any better while with Brentford, unlike a good few other strikers? And last season, he only scored five times in 33 Championship games for (an admittedly crap) Wigan.Maybe he has something extra in the locker to show with a return to the Championship, no reason to think he can't get better.