‘Not a lot has changed in front of goal’: Lee Dixon insists Brighton are in desperate need of a striker after failing to score in stalemate draw with Nottingham Forest… despite their 19 shots against Steve Cooper’s side
- Brighton were held to a 0-0 draw by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night
- It’s the third game running the Seagulls have failed to get on the scoresheet
- They squandered a number of opportunities having registered 19 shots
- Lee Dixon believes Brighton are in desperate need of a striker to finish chances
Arsenal legend Lee Dixon believes Brighton are in desperate need of a striker following the stalemate draw with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
The Seagulls failed to get on the scoresheet for the third game running as manager Roberto De Zerbi’s search for a first win with the club continues.
Brighton squandered a number of opportunities to score having registered 19 shots, but they in the end had to settle for a point against Steve Copper’s struggling side.
Brighton squandered a number of opportunities despite registering 19 shots against Forest
Dixon insists Brighton are as they’ve been in previous seasons. Speaking on Amazon, the 58-year-old said: ‘They’ve never been prolific anyway. Not a lot has changed really in front of goal.
‘Ultimately, it’s not a case of they need one player to sort it out. You kind of want a centre forward to take most of the pressure in that department.
‘You can score from midfield, but you need a central striker whose going to get goals and they haven’t got one. They’ve not had one for a long time and they’re playing catch up trying to get bits and pieces.’
Danny Welbeck has been used as the focal point in the team this season but he’s yet to get on the scoresheet in 10 appearances despite having three assists to his name.
Arsenal legend Lee Dixon believes Brighton are in desperate need of a striker to finish chances
Eniola Aluko mirrored Dixon’s views as she said Brighton must sign a prolific striker in January
Meanwhile, Deniz Undav, who returned from a loan spell at Union SG this summer, has played just 43 Premier League minutes.
Aluko mirrored Dixon’s views, saying: ‘I think Brighton need a striker. They need to find a prolific striker in January. They do everything right leading up to the box.
’19 shots really Brighton should be scoring and coming away with three points’.
The draw with Forest sees Brighton remain seventh in the table. They will be hopeful of getting their first win under De Zerbi when they visit Manchester City on Saturday.
Brighton are yet to win a game under manager Robert De Zerbi following Tuesday’s draw
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