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Grays Striker Linked
Tuesday, 20th Oct 2015 15:34

Town are reported to be showing interest in 21-year-old Grays Athletic striker Dumebi Dumaka, who has scored 15 goals in nine games for the Ryman League Premier Division side this season.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues watched him as he netted twice during Saturday’s 4-0 home victory over Lewes.

West Ham have also been strongly linked with the former Heybridge Swifts and Barking frontman.

On Sunday, Town and the Hammers were amongst a number of clubs mentioned in connection with another Grays player, midfielder Nathan Ferguson.

Town boss Mick McCarthy has previously had notable successes when dipping into non-league having signed Michael Kightly from Grays when Wolves manager and picking up Tyrone Mings from Chippenham Town for the Blues for £10,000 and selling him in an £8 million deal in the summer.

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MaySixth added 15:42 - Oct 20
Surely nothing in this.

We keep hearing about Sears, Pitman, McGoldrick and Murphy plus Alabi as the fifth in line.

MickMillsTash added 15:46 - Oct 20
Would love it to all work out
Are Grays even full time?

bluemikey100 added 15:48 - Oct 20
how many goals would he score for town answers on a postcode plz

hucks216 added 15:56 - Oct 20
With 4 first team strikers, Alabi and Varney when h =e is fit again the last think we need is another striker. A creative midfielder is surely a bigger priority.

BlueKush added 16:18 - Oct 20
Worth a punt!

Marcus added 16:26 - Oct 20

Green_Army added 16:45 - Oct 20
Amazing how people straight away dismiss it an impossible as we have five strikers at the club.

He's clearly not going to to be a signing that walks straight into the team.

He is 21 years old, showing a bit of promise, Mick will look to bring players like that in, help develop then and see where things go.

How old was Ian Wright made the step up from non-league? (3 months short of his 22nd birthday)!

pumpee added 16:54 - Oct 20
Charlie Austin an example of someone stepping up from non-league. He was playing for Poole Town in 2009 and working as a bricklayer, was then signed by Swindon at the age of 20. Now capped by England

Botham1981 added 16:58 - Oct 20
We need cover for Murphy - none of the other strikers provide that big strong physical presence which is a key option at all levels of football in England. At 21 he is young enough to develop, and by next season Murphy will be starting to get over the hill.

battyblue added 17:10 - Oct 20
not that we need another striker i cannot understand people keep on about ....he is not going to get in the squad/team he is only 21 etc if you are good enough you are old enough how old was Rooney when he made his prem deduct 17 i believe there are quite a few teenagers playing prem football ,its irrelevant what his age is.

jas0999 added 17:37 - Oct 20
One for the future maybe, but as we saw with Marriott it's a big jump up. Easier to score goals at that level compared to even division 1.

brendanh added 17:38 - Oct 20
Only one question is relevant, is he, or can he become better than what we have? If the club think he'll be better than a 33 yr old Murphy in 12 months, then yes, worth a punt. Jamie Vardy was playing in the reserves for a Northern Premier club (below Conference) aged 21. Not enough recognition is given to talent in the lower leagues in English football.

Seasider added 18:52 - Oct 20
As West Ham mentioned,who now have a good manager following big Sams departure;and is playing for Grays,surely will go there.

dirtydingusmagee added 09:19 - Oct 21
i suppose if we get enough strikers in front of 2 full backs it may solve the midfield problem ,At least some how after the full backs clear the ball it will reach a striker. COME ON! ,we have enough strikers capable of scoring now, its getting a midfield to start playing football and making things possible that we really need.After a great start to season i cannot believe that we have lost the plot again .Iknow in past we have come good after poor starts ,and things could still come good, but its bad to see we have lost so much ground over past few weeks .

guentchev added 23:47 - Oct 21
This guy can also play behind the front 2 in an attacking midfield role

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