There’s a new year transfer window on the horizon and Sammo’s main target has been revealed to be Burton Albion’s Shaun Harrad as he looks to strengthen his forward line. Harrad has been out of the Burton side of late despite hitting ten goals this term with Villa loanee James Collins ahead of him in the pecking order.
Harrad has scored 77 league goals for the Brewers since joiining them in 2005 but his contract is up at the end of the season and Albion look like they’re about to cash in on the striker rather than risk a free transfer in the summer.
What the problem looks like being now though is that the player’s agent is making noises about the Cobblers’ bid. Town were keen to keep this one under wraps but as usual the agent has been talking up the player in a bid to get a better deal higher up the footballing food chain, or even to high spending Crawley Town in the Conference.
Sammo though, who was hoping to get a look at Harrad in the Boxing Day game at Sixfields before it was called off, hopes that the club’s ambition and league status can persuade the front man to come to Sixfields.
Certainly if this one comes off then it could be one that takes us on to the next level. A fit, proven striker at this level is something that we’ve been crying out for for a long time. Harrad doesn’t have a great deal of an injury history and can find the net on a regular basis in this league. There are, apparantly, plans b and c in place but Harrad is the one that Sammo really wants this January.
From the Burton side, boss Paul Peschisolido admits that talks are at a stand still with Harrad and it looks likely that he’ll be leaving the club one way or another within the next month. Fingers crossed that Sammo’s vision can bring the proven goal scorer to Sixfields and set up another exciting second half of the season.