Friday, 22 February 2013

Obika

Twenty-two year old Spurs reserve striker, John Chiedozie Obika, was drafted in as additional back-up today and is available to feature against Forest tomorrow. I have seen Obika play and score against us for Yeovil in the League One past but will reserve judgement for a viewing in a red shirt.

It's probably a good move to draft in another forward with BWP moving on but I am not sure what's expected from Obika beyond substitutions and perhaps the odd goal. With Kermorgant, Haynes and Fuller ahead of him, he will be very unlikely to start and we also have Azeez who will hardly be delighted at this move.Given our league position it does look unnecessary but I suspect TJ is still hoping for a miracle and us catching Boro.

We desperately need an all-out attacking performance tomorrow if we are to secure a victory and kindle the last of the ambitious embers. Personally, I suspect another cautious start which might encourage a rampant Forest rejuvenated by the return of Billy Davies. We will need much better handling of Andy Reid and Greg Halford than we managed up there if we are to win this game.

I'd like to see Haynes and Kermorgant start and Fuller brought on with at least twenty to go. Wiggins should retain his place but Lawrie Wilson could start in place of Waggy.

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