Date:Friday January 15 2010
Could it really be Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's last chance to make an impact in the Premier League?
I really thought that Ebanks-Blake would make the step up to the Premier League a lot easier than he has.
I thought once he bagged one, his second, third and fourth would soon follow.
I still think that could be the case, but will we get the chance to find out?
McCarthy is reportedly interested in signing Leeds striker Beckford and that has now added pressure on Ebanks-Blake to find the net and fast.
'I wouldn`t say the Wigan match is the last chance for Ebanks-Blake to make a goalscoring impact, but it certainly might help ease the pressure.' Wolves legend Steve Bull wrote in his Express & Star column.
Since Ebanks-Blake's goals fired us to glory in the Championship, he has struggled this season in the Premier League and despite buying Stefan Maierhofer and holding on to former striking favourites Chris Iwelumo, Andy Keogh and Sam Vokes, McCarthy is still looking for new faces as the current crop have struggled to make the step up with record transfer signing Kevin Doyle the only striker to have shown Premier League class this season.
But despite proven Championship goal scorers failing to prove themselves in the Premier League, Wolves survival hopes could be set to be pinned on an unproven League One striker.
Bull added: 'All the present talk about Beckford is an interesting conversation. I`ve heard people wondering what on earth we`re doing looking at a player from League One, as others saw his performance at Manchester United on TV and think he might be the answer to all our prayers.
'My feeling is that if you can score goals, you can score goals. Sure, the pace of play and quality of defending improves as you rise up the divisions, but if your entire life revolves around your name being on the scoresheet every Saturday, as mine did, then you can always find a way of hitting the net. I think he`d be a great buy.'
Vital Wolves Comment: So Beckford is a proven scorer due to his goals in League One and Ebanks-Blake was a proven scorer due to his goals in the Championship.
Will Beckford prove to be the answer?
Given time would Ebanks-Blake be the answer?
No idea, I`ve forgotten the question.
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Date:Friday January 15 2010
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