Age: 28 *
At Club Since: Summer 2019
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 26(14) *
The big summer signing in attack, it’s been a seasons of ups and downs for Matt Godden. A record of just over a goal every other game at the time of writing puts Godden in credit for the season – particularly for his knack of scoring important goals in the big games. However, there have been long stretches where Godden has not only struggled to score but made fairly little impact. Clearly something of a confidence player, the key seems to be in maximising his impact when he’s at his top form.
Just what is the best way to use Matt Godden has been a quandary for most of the season. While he is probably the best finisher from the strikers we have, he is not super clinical when chances fall his way. The question is whether he is better off playing as the lone striker ahead of a creative midfield or to pair him with a strike partner to take some of the work-load off his shoulders. While he would probably benefit from a run playing alongside a more physical strike partner, the major drawback is that it sacrifices some of the midfield control that has been a key feature of our play this season. Godden has made a reasonable impact thus far but not quite enough to justify changing the team solely for his benefit.
*As of 08/03/2020