Championship side plot surprise move for Gillingham striker

Huddersfield Town are one of a number of sides looking to sign Gillingham striker Mikael Mandron, according to Football Insider.

The 25-year-old, who has just three goals in 19 League One appearances, came off the bench for the Gills today as they drew 2-2 at Rochdale. He’s struggled to find the net for Steve Evans’ side, but his robust approach has ensured that he’s keeping scouts flocking to Priestfield.

Burton Albion and Peterborough are also thought to be keeping an eye on the striker, who has already had a varied career. He began life as a trainee at Sunderland, dropping out of the Football League with Eastleigh. His form for the National League side earned him a move to Wigan, but he played just three times for the Latics before ending up at Colchester.

Last season, he scored twice in 46 matches for the Us and was released, only to wind up at Gillingham.

News of Huddersfield’s interest will come as something of a shock to their fans; they reportedly want to add firepower to their ranks, with Danny Cowley believing the Frenchman fits the bill.

Both Peterborough and Burton have issues up front this window. Posh may lose leading scorer Ivan Toney and see Mandron as a replacement, whilst Burton have already sold their top scorer, Liam Boyce, to Hearts.

Our View

What is the attraction? This is a player who struggled to score in League Two, has struggled to score in League One and might get a Championship move on the back of that? Wow.

Posh fans would be hugely underwhelmed if they signed him as a Toney replacement, although it doesn’t look like their talisman will go until the summer. Burton maybe could do with him, but Huddersfield?

Their fans were following Premier League football last season, now they’re being linked with a striker who has five goals in 18 months, and that’s supposed to get them excited? 

There could be tough times ahead in West Yorkshire if that’s the case.



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