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The Loan Striker and Howe?

The Loan Striker and Howe?

The Burnley gaffer, Eddie Howe suffered a blow over the weekend after news broke that new 19 year old striker, Danny Ings signed from Bournemouth only on the previous Monday had asuffered a bad injury in training.

Ings will require surgery to correct a cartilage injury in his knee and now looks set to be sidelined until at least the early New Year.

This was grim news considering we had also lost recently the services of Martin Paterson after he once more had a recurrence of the thigh problem which kept him sidelined for most of last season. He too faces a long spell out of the game whilst he recovers.

At the moment then we have three recognised first team strikers in Jay Rodriguez, Charlie Austin and last week's new signing from West Ham, 22 year old Zavon Hines.

You could also add to that list, Alex MacDonald who came on from the bench last Saturday in our home game against Cardiff.

Wes Fletcher could also be recalled from Accrington Stanley. He is on loan there until January but it is clear Eddie Howe really needs more senior experienced cover.

The expectation is that a loan could be the ideal solution to the situation with the transfer window also closing soon at the end of this month.

Eddie Howe has certainly not ruled out the possibility telling the Official Website:

'We might look to add to it. We didn't plan to go back in, but unfortunately we might have to. We'll see what's available.

'We've got Alex MacDonald who came off the bench on Saturday. He's done really well in pre-season so I don't think we are desperate.

'We might just look who's available and see what we do.'

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday August 22 2011
Time: 6:09PM

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Not sure who will still be available before the transfer window closes and the loan wndow remains open for a time after but it might be a good idea to provide cover. Not sure it should be a priority though especially if Austin continues to improve and Hines begins to impress
turfmanphil
22/08/2011 18:13:00
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Not sure who will still be available before the transfer window closes and the loan wndow remains open for a time after but it might be a good idea to provide cover. Not sure it should be a priority though especially if Austin continues to improve and Hines begins to impress
turfmanphil
22/08/2011 18:13:00
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Don't think we need to bring any strikers in on loan unless they are better than the ones we have and barring Injury, we have two sat on the bench and you have start giving the likes of MacDonald 20 minutes here and there at some point, if another gets injured we could always re-call Fletcher, an experienced centre-back in dare I say captain material!!!
8clarets8
22/08/2011 20:15:00
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Don't think we need to bring any strikers in on loan unless they are better than the ones we have and barring Injury, we have two sat on the bench and you have start giving the likes of MacDonald 20 minutes here and there at some point, if another gets injured we could always re-call Fletcher, an experienced centre-back in dare I say captain material!!!
8clarets8
22/08/2011 20:15:00
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Tend to agree 8c8, we need the defence strengthening first and I so hope Shotton comes on board! Still think we need a bit of a live wire in midfield after losing Cork too before we bring in another forward!!
turfmanphil
22/08/2011 20:20:00
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Tend to agree 8c8, we need the defence strengthening first and I so hope Shotton comes on board! Still think we need a bit of a live wire in midfield after losing Cork too before we bring in another forward!!
turfmanphil
22/08/2011 20:20:00
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Lone striker? No, I think we should always play two up front.
Couch Potato
22/08/2011 20:28:00
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Lone striker? No, I think we should always play two up front.
Couch Potato
22/08/2011 20:28:00
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You have good arguments, dear sirs. Yes, it could be udeful with one more striker, but it is not needed. What in my opinion is needed is a permanent solution on the R.B where Trippier now raids, one permanent replacement for Carlisle - where Mee now plays and seriously consider a back-up for Easton - also permanently. We don't need more strikers, or midfielders. Its the defence that hurts come next year.
nor-claret
22/08/2011 22:06:00
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You have good arguments, dear sirs. Yes, it could be udeful with one more striker, but it is not needed. What in my opinion is needed is a permanent solution on the R.B where Trippier now raids, one permanent replacement for Carlisle - where Mee now plays and seriously consider a back-up for Easton - also permanently. We don't need more strikers, or midfielders. Its the defence that hurts come next year.
nor-claret
22/08/2011 22:06:00
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