Dean Windass: Why Fraizer Campbell should leave Sunderland and return to Hull City
FRAIZER Campbell has the chance to do something not many players have done, be a hero twice at the same club. Just like everyone else, I have heard the rumours linking my old strike partner with a return to Hull City.
The Tigers' forwards are firing blanks at the moment and over at Sunderland there is a striker sat warming the bench who scores goals for fun.
When you take into account the fact that Steve Bruce signed Fraizer and brought him to Sunderland, it only strengthens the rumours further.
I'm going to call Fraizer this weekend and have a chat with him. I'm going to ring him and tell him he should come back and be a hero again because he's got a chance to fire Hull City to the Premier League for the second time in his career and what an achievement that would be.
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To get promoted you need not one but two strikers who can get you a hat full of goals.
When we went up in 2008 me and Fraizer had about 15 goals each and City need that sort of return again.
Bruce has strike options in Sone Aluko, Jay Simpson, Aaron Mclean and Nick Proschwitz, but none are what I would call a box player.
I say none of them, to be fair I haven't seen enough of Proschwitz to make that judgement, but the other three aren't.
Aluko and Simpson like to come deep and Simpson in particular seems most happy chasing balls into the channel.
City need someone playing off the shoulders of the last defender and getting in the box.
On Tuesday, I watched City against Crystal Palace and every time Robbie Brady got hold of the ball I sat there thinking how excited I'd be as the forward in that City team.
I could see as soon as he picked up the ball what he was going to do with it and you knew where he wanted to put the ball. The strikers needed to be making better runs into the box, while some of the finishing was very poor.
I'd have scored two goals on Tuesday night, and I mean me now, not the me of five years ago.
As a striker you love to get the sort of service Brady was providing. When I was at Bradford I had Nicky Summerbee firing the balls into the box and he created so many goals for me.
Brady can do that for City, as can Ahmed Elmohamady. But City need that box striker to get on the end of their quality deliveries to put the ball in the back of the net.
Fraizer is that box forward and that's why I think he would be such a big success again at City.
I'm sure Bruce would take him back, but whether the owners will give him the money to bring Fraizer in is another matter. Surely something can be agreed, though?
The other factor to take into account is whether Fraizer wants to leave the Premier League and come back to the Championship.
Knowing the lad as I do, he just wants to play football matches. He's not doing that at the minute and a move back to City would give him that chance.
Maybe there is a club in the Premier League, a Reading for example, who would come in for him in January, but I'll be calling him this weekend to make sure he knows it is the KC Stadium where he needs to be at.