Two Strikers This Week?
Peterborough United's Danny Crow and Bury's Andy Bishop are linked as Crewe search for a new targetman. First team coach Steve Holland confirmed on Friday that the club will probably make a move for a 'lower league striker', to accompany loanee Lee Barnard, before the transfer window slams shut on Friday. After the shoddy attacking performance against Leyton Orient, that seems an almost certainty.
Two names thrown into the hat early on are Danny Crow from Peterborough United and Andy Bishop from Bury.
Both have proven themselves in League Two for their respective clubs. Danny Crow has, this season, so far been used as a sub for Posh - starting on the bench for their first four games and only coming off it twice. Highly rated as a youngster at Norwich, he has scored 22 goals in 60 starts since signing for Peterborough in 2005.
Bury's Andy Bishop is in a similar situation, only seeing action from the bench. Although he is recovering from a recent knee injury. His goalscoring tally is impressive though, after scoring 24 in 37 games for York City in 05/06 he moved to Bury where he scored 20 in 49 games for a team who finished fourth bottom of League Two.
He opened this season with a bang too, coming on for the second half on the opening day vs MK Dons to score two winning goals. At 6ft, Bishop could offer both height and goals needed in our attack.
So, the next five days will prove interesting. With the transfer window shutting on Friday, transfer movements will be limited and we'll definitely find out if the un-named 'lower league striker' is to join.
With over £2.5million made in transfer fees alone this summer, and £250,000 to arrive from Preston later in the season, you'd expect there's a nice transfer kitty for Steve Holland and Dario to play with. Even after the supposed £1.5million loss is taken away.
We won't be breaking any transfer records, but it'd be nice to see us go out and bag a goalscorer for a bit of money, rather than depend on loans and younsgsters who are still months away from holding their own in this league.
Crewe fans can hopefully expect two bits of good news in the coming days. Lee Barnard one, but who's the other?