Leeds United: Forssell’s worth a go - Ormsby

CLASS ACT: Mikael Forssell.
CLASS ACT: Mikael Forssell.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.


What do you reckon to Mikael Forssell as a signing? He has a certain pedigree and was a bit of a name in his early days.


He seems to have disappeared for a few years, but his background isn’t too bad. At his age, of around 30, he’s plenty of nous and experience and has a good goals record for most of his career, while also being an international striker.

He’s played with and against a lot of good players and I think he’ll be a good addition. I know the supporters aren’t happy with one or two strikers since they have come, though some haven’t been giving a fighting chance. But some just haven’t done the business, it’s fair to say. Looking at it, Luciano Becchio works hard, but is a goalscorer as well. While the likes of Billy Paynter has struggled since he’s come here, though he hasn’t played a lot of football.

If you have someone in your team or on your bench who can score out of nothing, they are worth their weight in gold. You could have someone who is a lazy so-and-so, but if you know he will stick away one or two half chances it takes a lot of pressure off you, especially at the back. Some forwards might not give 90 minutes graft, but if you win the game, it doesn’t matter.

Once you have players like that, you know if you keep clean sheets, you can knock the ball over the top and one of your forwards might win the game.

It annoys me a bit when strikers are singled out as the be-all and end-all.

But if you’ve got a natural finisher, it can be worth millions to you.

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