Why Sam Would Be Mad To Sell Matty
Reports over the weekend surfaced about a £2.5 million bid made by Cardiff for Rovers striker Matt Derbyshire.
Doubts have surfaced this season over Matty's suitability to the top level with some fans saying his touch was not up to scratch.
Whilst some evidence backs this theory up the fact still remains that Matt is a rare commodity in this footballing world - a professional who considers himself genuinely lucky to be where he is.
Signed from Great Harwood Town for £10,000 a few years back, Matt is a striker who has become an England Under 21 international and a fans favourite at Ewood Park.
Whilst doubts remain about his touch, there are areas of his game that are top notch. His work rate and finishing are up there with the best whilst his desire to go the extra yard cannot be questioned.
The areas of strength in Matt's game compliment the raw power and pace of Jason Roberts and the cultured skill of Benni McCarthy. He has also shown he can link up well with Roque Santa Cruz.
Before considering any bid though, above all else Sam should ask himself the following question -
Who else can he find that would be absolutely delighted to be a fourth choice striker for this club and scores goals off the bench consistently?