Tony Pulis is a manager who is highly regarded for his ability to achieve results at the top level whilst simultaneously sacrificing aesthetics in search of three points.
Whether you love it or hate there is no denying that Pulis’ style is highly effective, and the fact Boro currently sit in 4th place in the Championship table going into their weekend trip to Sheffield Wednesday serves to illuminate his expertise.
With Pulis at the helm the Boro supporters should be feeling confident about their chances of achieving promotion this season, and if they do indeed manage to return to the top-flight they should target the signing of a Premier League outcast.
According to a recent from the Daily Mirror, Andy Carroll is set to leave West Ham next summer when his contract expires following a five-year stint in east London.
While there is absolutely no question that supporters would be well within their rights to express legitimate concern over Carroll’s torrid record with injuries, his suitability to Pulis’ style of play suggests he is a player that Boro simply cannot ignore.
With a strong physique, a commanding aerial presence and the diligence to work hard for his teammates at the spearhead of the attack, Carroll is tailor-made for Pulis.
His injury record is something which will naturally deter Pulis’ interest, but if he manages to prove his fitness upon his imminent return and remain fit until the end of the season, the appeal of a potential deal will significantly increase.
A record of 53 goals and 25 assists from 199 appearances in the Premier League tells you all you need to know about Carroll’s natural ability to make a telling difference in the final-third and, at 29-years-old, there is still time for the target man to resurrect his career in English football.
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