He was top scorer in the championship, then 3rd top scorer in the Premiership and got his "big move". The boy is only 26. Moved up a level and failed (like Hemmings). Moved to Aberdeen and was mostly played out of position under a manager who has previous for not getting the best out of proven players (like Stewart).
What do you have to do to be a proven scorer?
He is a proven goal scorer at Championship and Premier level.
His move down south was a level 2 high and he was played out of position at Aberdeen. McInnes has previous not getting the best out of proven players, Greg Stewart being another example.
We have played 2 up top in pre-season. We played 3 at the back against Blackpool. We don't have a set formation we have been working towards all summer.
If we play 1 up top, we play the striker who is in form. If both in form and playing together we play them both.
I can't believe you are against having 2 goalscorers in the team.
We don't need to drop Nelson. We can play 2 up top. Or we can have 2 quality goal scorers battling it out for the 1 up top role. That would be a great position to be in.
Whighton play in the 10 or on the wings. I already said that.
I believe his best position is no. 10 role. Not as a main striker like May. He can also play on the wings. Would certainly be a handy player to have and if he hits form, then brilliant.
Can't see him being on mega bucks and we would only have to pay a % of his full wage, so not a big risk.
For me, Longridge is a squad filler at best. Cover for the wing and upfront.
We will need a couple of guys like that to add depth on top of the 2 or 3 guys we need to finish off the main squad.
So no big loss imo.
Not saying they weren't performing, just that JMP looks to be training formation options that don't use widemen, which would be handy if a wide system or players is not working. But tbh, they were not the 2 best players on the park.