Date: 30th April 2011 at 10:40pm
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With salary cuts inevitable, Ched Evans is likely to be one of the high-earners looking for a new club, and the striker was withdrawn in the cruellest of ways yesterday.

After coming on as a second-half substitute, the striker was stretchered off with a suspected broken ankle late in the game.

The former Manchester City man has enjoyed his best goalscoring season, netting nine times, but departing on a stretcher sums up his time at Bramall Lane in the previous 22 months.

Signed for an initial £750,000, with add-ons meaning a potential sum closer to £3,000,000, the Welsh international burst onto the scene in the best way possible, scoring against Watford on his home debut. However, a lack of match fitness hampered him during his time at the club, and he never managed to hit the form many expected when he joined from Manchester City.

With a full pre-season under his belt, it appeared this campaign would be better for the frontman who would be shouldering much more responsibility with the injury to Darius Henderson and permanent departure of Billy Sharp, and after scoring on the opening day of the season, Evans again struggled to find any consistent form, once again marred by injury.

Whilst nothing is definitive, it`s highly likely we will have seen the end of the enigmatic Welshman.

 

3 Replies to “A Fitting End for Evans”

  • I am not one to be critical, but wonder where we would have been if evens had gone and sharp stayed. Billy scored how many this time? What we really missed this season and either would have seen us stay up was a 15-20 goal man or a fit Morgan. I hope Chris stays and sees his long terms ‘after playing’ career at united, not sure if he has it to be manager, but he would be a good coach.

    So question to you all who should we add to the below… it’s only a starter for 5.

    We need a good goalkeeper, one getting promoted at Huddersfield is good!

    Harry Maguire
    Chris Morgan
    Jordan Slew
    Matt Lowton
    Lee Williamson

    Come on chaps, we need a teem with fight, youth, mix of skill and experiance, who you want out?

  • He’s not broken his ankle but has ligament damage, according to the OS. The report goes onto say he should be back in time to start pre-season. It’s hard to see that being at Shirecliffe though.

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