After QPR recalled Paul Smyth this week and put him on a train to Accrington, the revolving door kept on swinging and Omar Bogle was next out of the door today, sold to Doncaster Rovers.
Careful budgeting has meant that the revolving door approach invented in Belgium has continued as Bowyer and Gallen attempt to tailer their squad into a promotion winning one with invaluable help I am sure from the owner.
Bogle was mostly useless, but for the reasons that we signed him, on a good day is a handful for middling defenders in this division and can get the odd goal. Darren Moore had set his sets on signing Bogle in the last week or two and after Jayden Stockley joined, it signalled the end of Bogle’s very short Addicks’ career.
Smyth also joins a promotion rival in Stanley, who he played 15 games for in 2019. I liked Smyth, his work rate was first class, and I felt we gained momentum when he got on the ball, but as Bowyer said this was a QPR decision, who I suspect think he will get more game time in Lancashire.
Always a worry when players join clubs that will also be in the same promotion race.I hope Bogle and Smyth dont come back to haunt us later in the season !!!!
Oh but they will – it is written in our history.
My first thought was…just what do Doncaster see in Omar Bogle that we’ve missed? Two goals in 17 matches is nowhere near good enough for a striker and I thought maybe a team at the bottom of league one or League two would take a punt on him. His first touch is poor and he doesn’t offer enough of a presence in the air on the floor he doesn’t really hold the ball up. As I understand it we tried to get other strikers in the August window and failed and he was pretty much the last option – and looked it. With Stockley and Schwartz joining his game time would be limited and with the wage cap we have to get rid of squad players and hope that the decision doesn’t come back to bite us.
Paul Smyth is a bit different, only one goal and he wasn’t really physical enough in the box, but he offered a bit of pace and width and had a few assists and offered something we don’t have in the squad. We need to replace him.
Agree with all of that Shadow.