Stockley was a cheap option with a release clause, playing in the fourth tier. Signed 12 months after we’d sold Hugill. Is it any wonder that the manager is struggling to improve our strike force when that’s the market we’re shopping in?I don't really understand his signing of Stockley, if he's not going to play him and persist with Maguire. No wonder Trevor seems reluctant to spend.
Meanwhile, the club still expect him to deliver a play-off spot.
AN’s first choices for that position, the summer before Stockley arrived, were Kieffer Moore and Cameron Jerome.
The management team also worked extremely hard that summer to try and get the deal for Adam Armstrong done but again we missed out.
AN isn’t perfect and he’s still a young manager, but looking at the market we shop in, the quality of players sold since he’s been here, and the shocking quality of our strike force, it’s a miracle that we’ve even in contention for the play-offs.