The Crystal Palace fans in the Transfer Tavern certainly need some cheering up, to say the very least.
Indeed, the Eagles are yet to score – even score – this season and the recent injury to Chrisitan Benteke has only dampened the mood amongst our south London locals.
So, reports from the Daily Mail have taken on a particular interest this evening. They claim Roy Hodgson, Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman are all working hard to try and find a free agent striker to bring to Selhurst Park after the big Belgian’s injury.
Benteke’s ailment leaves Hodgson with just one forward, Freddie Lapado, who is yet to make a Premier League appearance, reportedly leading to the trio looking for a short-term option to front their attack.
Options such as Rickie Lambert, Giuseppe Rossi and Dani Osvaldo have all been mooted as potential options for the club, who are in dire need of more firepower ahead of their games with Manchester United and Chelsea in the near future.
While it may seem like a nightmare for Palace, perhaps a more mobile attack would be better suited to the counter-attacking style they’ll need to adopt in the next few games.
The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could really do some damage.
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