In a move that surprised everybody today the club announced the signing of a new striker and it was someone that we would never have expected. The former Wolves, Leicester City and latterly QPR forward Dean Sturridge became the first signing of the day and that was followed up soon after with a new keeper, Scott Bevan.
Sturridge first: Now 32yrs old he started his career at Derby County where he scored 59 goals in 214 appearances for them before a big money move to Leicester for £350,000. From there he went to Wolves on loan and finally signed for them for the price that City paid.
During his time at Molineux he hit a rich vein of form knocking in 29 goals in 85 appearances before going out on loan to Sheffield Utd where he failed to hit the net at all. He then signed for QPR just over a year ago but again the goals had dried up and following a prolonged time on the injury list his contract was cancelled and he never played at all for the remainder of last season.
QPR fans seem to think he's too injury prone to cut it anymore but it's a fresh start for the lad and he has a year long contract to prove them wrong.
Scott Bevan also joined the club today after being released by Milton Keynes Dons, whoever they are, midway through last season. The reason for his departure was an injury he picked up while out on loan at Tamworth when he ruptured a kidney in a game at Forest Green.
The 6ft 4in tall keeper was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the damaged kidney. Now fit again, having just one kidney does not stop you playing football, he's signed for us for one year and will be competing for a first team place with the other new goal keeper Steve Taylor.