Feed the fish and he will score some might say. People who have watched him play football recently will tell you that isn’t the case with Conor Sammon.
The Irishman has been released by Hearts following a woeful loan spell at Motherwell. After scoring in the Betfred Cup group stages in July last year, the former Premier League striker failed to hit the net for the remainder of the campaign.
His Hearts goal record doesn’t exactly make for pretty reading either. Whatever happens next, Sammon should not be playing Premiership football next season.
The Championship is the level Sammon is at
There was once a time Sammon was a decent Premiership striker. He was decent for Kilmarnock in the 2010/11 season, scoring 18 goals in 27 appearances.
This man played Premier League football. That should give you hope if you’re still dreaming of being a professional footballer. Sammon usually puts himself about when on the park, but at Motherwell, he looked out of his depth this season.
That effort wasn’t there and the football skills haven’t been seen in a long time. He clearly can’t cut it at the top level anymore. Teams like Ross County and Hamilton could look at his CV and take interest in him. What they really should look at is some of his performances for Motherwell during 2018/19.
Sammon could possibly still cut it at Championship level. Partick Thistle could be a decent option for him. It was the last club he had any sort of fortune at in front of goal. For a man in desperate need of a few, Firhill could be a good destination for him, especially when the Jags could be doing with a forward.
The released Jambo has done well to continue playing at this level, given how poor he’s been over the past few seasons. A drop to the Championship may see him get some needed game time and goals.