The moment Callum Wilson went off at Stoke, most of us feared the worst. From that moment Eddie Howe was working on how to adapt his system with Glenn Murray as the focal point. In his first, and the team’s, game without talisman Callum Wilson he scored his first goal, created numerous chances and missed a penalty.
Murray was always going to be the first choice stiker in Wilson’s absence, so it’s the same conumdrum for Howe that he has had all season. Who will be the main striker’s partner?
The options are limited and Eddie Howe seems to have given Josh King his chance once again. Howe likes his teams to have pace and the only real options available are Josh King and Tokelo Rantie. Rantie is currentyly injured and when fully fit rarely looked like he would jump to the head of the queue. We would like to see him get a final chance and prove us wrong. Will this happen? Never say never.
This leaves Lee Tomlin and Yann Kermorgant. Neither are blessed with blistering pace relying on guile, skill and positioning. Who would we choose? We would go with Tomlin, but surely Kermorgant should be given a a chance. In the latter half of last season, he was finding the back of the net as regularly as anyone else in the team.
A few weeks back we asked who should be Callum Wilson’s strike partner. Kermorgant was the popular choice then, will he still be the popular choice now. Vote now…