Maxime Biamou

Position: Striker

Age: 26 *

At Club Since: Summer 2017

Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 5(0) *

The addition of Maxime Biamou to the squad appears to be an educated gamble on a player who impressed in non-league last season. Biamou played an important role for Sutton United in last season’s FA Cup as the hard-working and mobile target man that provided an outlet for the team to hit. Managing a respectable, if not prolific, goal tally in the National League last season of 10, Biamou could play a useful role for us this season in providing something different to our current attacking options.

However, it would be a concern if Biamou has been signed to be a first-choice player, given that there is little evidence thus far that he can perform at a higher-level. Although Marc McNulty should be the team’s primary goal-scorer, it’s important to have players throughout the rest of the team who can help carry that burden. With few reliable goalscorers currently in midfield, Stuart Beavon hardly a prolific striker, and Kwame Thomas an unknown quantity, there could be pressure on a player with no Football League experience to become an important player for us right from the very off. While it’s nice to see the club take a chance on a player from non-league, it’s important that we don’t overload them with the burden of having to be a great signing.

*As of 16/09/2017