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Solid signing who will hopefully lead the line for us this year. Where does it leave Spencer though?


 


Maybe Moniz really does want his own team and Jimmy might not get alot of game time?


 


Is Stead here to partner him?


 


Cant see Stead coming here without a promise of game time tbh.


 


 


The Magpies are delighted to announce the signing of striker Jon Stead on a two-year deal subject to a medical…




The 32-year-old forward arrives from Huddersfield Town and brings a wealth of experience and goals having played in the top tier of the English game for Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United.

 

There he helped Rovers stay clear of relegation in 2004, whilst collecting a play-off medal from Town at the end of the season after his 18 goals that season.

 

Stead has also played for Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Bristol City, commanding over four million in transfer fees and was also named Powerade Player of the Month for his form for Derby County on loan after three goals in as many games in the Championship.

 

The 6’2 Englishman was on loan at Bradford City last season in League One, scoring most notably against Premier League sides Chelsea and Sunderland in their brilliant FA Cup run where they reached the semi-final stage, putting in a man of the match display at Stamford Bridge.

 

In total last term, he scored 11 times in 40 appearances, including a goal against the Magpies at Meadow Lane back in March and boasts over 100 goals in a career which started with his hometown club Huddersfield back in 2002. 

 

Stead has also represented his country for the Under 21s, scoring once in 11 appearances.

 




Read more at http://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/article/jon-stead-notts-county-meadow-lane-2521891.aspx#m1ivUuVGr4CBimk3.99


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Is Jon Stead considered to be the Championship striker? I'm not sure but I hope he'll be a massive boost to the existing squad.

I think he'll partner our front line very well, so if Jimmy/Ronan work alongside him we could have a very hard working duo upfront and of course we are still linked with additional players. It all seems very promising!

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Moniz has mentioned 4-3-3 a lot, I assume that is his preferred formation. 1 striker, two advanced wingers (with pace).

For me, this signing means Stead leads the line and Spencer is backup. Where this leaves Murray, who knows. 

This was my thoughts as well tbh. If we can get the wingers then the middle would be able to dominate a little more and bring the wingers into the game, allowing a cm to move in to support Stead.

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Am I the only one who is not impressed? He's not a massive signing, also average at best. I don't get the over hype of this signing, his career is going downwards and that is why Bradford didn't offer him a deal.

Good luck to him mind.

Bradford did offer him a deal. He's  not exciting in terms of '30 goal a season striker', but he does offer a lot of other things. 

Very good signing at our level. I don't understand how he would fit into the 1 up front formation,  unless you're hoping your wingers score all your goals. 

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I'm very pleased with this, he's a quality player. Bradford, Chesterfield and Barnsley were after him too, so we did well to sign him.

Bradford didn't offer him a contract, Jon would have re-signed for them but he never received an offer.

He mentioned this within his interview, that he was disappointed by that but he didn't want to hang around sorting his future out and when this offer came up, he decided to listen (as supposed Guy Branston did a lot of nagging to get him to consider the move in the first place).

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Is Jon Stead considered to be the Championship striker? I'm not sure but I hope he'll be a massive boost to the existing squad.

I think he'll partner our front line very well, so if Jimmy/Ronan work alongside him we could have a very hard working duo upfront and of course we are still linked with additional players. It all seems very promising!

 

No he is not the Championship striker i was referring to.  

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John Stead is one of the signings which has really given me that "lift" required to be excited for the upcoming season, i just hope it does not lead to disappointed further down the line.

With no disrespect to any of the other players, we know what he brings and the rest will be unknown to a degree.

@RayTrew Any further news on the Championship striker? People are saying he's training or has signed for another club.

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I am one of the people who would rather see Spencer played alone, Stead is a decent signing but I am not convinced he will score us all that many goals. He seems to me to be more an assist striker, somewhat like Spencer already but without being a target man.


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I am one of the people who would rather see Spencer played alone, Stead is a decent signing but I am not convinced he will score us all that many goals. He seems to me to be more an assist striker, somewhat like Spencer already but without being a target man.

Yep, I would rather see Spencer given the lead role. I guess they can battle it out in training and Moniz will pick who he feels is better. 

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I must be the only one who doesn't rate Spencer at all here! I'd go Stead in a front 3 with any 2 of Murray, Snijders and Jenner. Stead's creativity should mean that the pace on our wingmen could be used for them to score and Stead to be a link up player

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