Age: 28 *
At Club Since: Summer 2019
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 11(3) *
Bringing in a goalscorer in attack was an essential piece of summer business, with Matt Godden generally looking to have added the penalty area presence that this team was missing last season. Playing as the lone striker in a 4-3-3 perhaps hasn’t suited Godden’s game entirely, but his work-rate, movement and speed of thought has made him a valuable part of the team when he’s been able to get involved in the play.
Over the course of his first few appearances for the club, the chances have been drying up as he’s tended to drop deeper to try and get involved in the play. Mark Robins has to think of ways of keeping Godden where he’s most dangerous and providing him the service on which to thrive. If we can get him going, Godden should provide the 15-20 goals expected of him this season, although there is the danger that the way we’re set up ends up grinding him down and draining his confidence.
*As of 15/10/2019