not saying we should transfer people for for such things just that a striker is a striker not a extra midfielder or defender.
This is a good point.
Strikers are too often becoming labelled as the first line of defence and too often lambasted for not continually pressing. Don’t get me wrong, if a centre back is facing his own goal then get the strikers on him forcing a mistake, but primarily I want them to be looking openings and getting into positions where they are threat.
Novak was a decent finisher at this level but too often he was getting his first touches 40-50 yards from goal. For me that’s a coaching issue and something we’ve seen in a few of our strikers in recent years.