The Scottish Sun have reported that Motherwell are after Northampton Town attacker Daniel Powell.

Powell, who can play on the flanks or as a striker, is out of contract at Sixfields. He scored 6 goals and notched five assists from 34 league appearances this season. He has been offered at new deal with the Cobblers.

Powell could, and maybe should, leave Sixfields. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Despite that, a move away might be best for Powell. Six goals and five assists in 17 league starts this season may look impressive, but it masks how poor he has been at times for Keith Curle’s side.

On his day he’s brilliant and Motherwell are known for getting careers back on track. A move to Fir Park may just work out for the Well and Northampton’s attacker, however, it comes with an element of risk.

Powell is ultimately a gamble, but one perhaps worth taking

When Powell feels like it, he is brilliant, almost unplayable. He knows where the goal is when he is deployed through the middle and can whip a decent ball into the box from out wide.

Powell has lacked consistency. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

His attitude at Northampton for the most part though has been shocking. He never really played well up until the final two months of this season, just before the summer window opened and his two year deal expired.

 

In those games he was good, but Powell was playing on his terms. If he’d been playing like that all season, The Cobblers would have finished higher than 15th in League Two.

He reminds me of what Lionel Ainsworth was like at Fir Park. When he showed up he was a class above, but that only came every seven or eight games. Motherwell really could be doing with a reliable option who’ll give your everything every game.

Similarities can be found between Powell and Ainsworth. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Powell is a luxury player who’d ultimately be a risky signing. If Stephen Robinson could inject some consistency into his game, he’d be an excellent acquisition.

Cobblers fans will tell you he hasn’t exactly impressed during his stint at Sixfields. He’s capable of so much more than what he has done for Curle’s side. Sometimes he just doesn’t look interested.

Motherwell, if the reported interest is true, should approach this transfer with caution. He’d be a good signing if consistency was found and the Well could offer Powell a chance to find it. This could be a win-win for both parties, or it could end in total disaster.

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