Very rarely are teams successful without a potent strikeforce.
We lost way too many goals from our squad at the during (and at the end of) 19/20 when we lost Joao, Fletcher, Forestieri and Nuhiu. People can pick holes in the overall contribution of these players, but when they were on the pitch they had the ability to make things happen. We never came close to replacing them.
Now, with Windass out long term, we cannot rely on the likes of Paterson and Hagan to suddenly become prolific. It won't happen.
We need a striker (probably 2) but we cannot do this on a wing (no pun intended) and a prayer by signing an unproven loan player or a player that's never reached double figures
We need to make a significant investment in our strikeforce, or our season is doomed before it starts.
No half measures - we need proven quality with a recent history of goals at this level or above,
If we don't make this investment we will be mid table at best. It really is that important.