Age: 29 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 54(7) *
After finally entering goalscoring form towards the end of our League Two promotion-winning campaign, any opportunity for Maxime Biamou to build on that momentum had been cut short due to a season-ending injury picked up in August of last year. Coming back from a serious injury and having almost no experience of this level of football, the odds were stacked against Biamou making much of an impact upon his return, especially with Mark Robins adopting a lone striker formation for the opening months of the campaign and with Amadou Bakayoko and new signing, Matt Godden, ahead of him in the pecking order for that one position.
Biamou has, once again, displayed an ability to adapt and improve in order to get himself back in the side. During his first season at the club, he looked like he offered very little in his first appearances, only to become a crucial element of the team over the course of the campaign. Whereas he was a facilitator for other players in his first season, Biamou appears to be playing with a little more selfishness and aggressiveness in front of goal. If he can maintain the goalscoring instincts that he seems to have added to his game after returning from injury, he could be the solution to this team’s biggest issue over the past season and a half.
*As of 18/01/2020