Originally Posted by Joel
Definitely. Sturridge does deserve chances here in his favourite position. I can understand that RDM is prioritising Torres getting a goal at the moment. We need to get him up running early. Hopefully if he scores against Reading in the first half, Sturridge will come on at 60 mins. Would start Sturridge in either the Newcastle game or the Super Cup game.
I guess the plus side of having naff all strikers is that Sturridge will almost certainly get some time in his correct position, particuarly if Torres decides to Torres it up like he has done the past 2 years which is entirely likely.
I was at the Community Shield game, great goal by him but you are right, he desperately needs to get going quickly this year. Have never seen a player who is so obviously a confidence player.
Regardless of Torres or Sturridge we need another striker even if it is only for cover. The thought of us being forced to play a false 9 or something is hilarious.