Championship clubs should look at signing Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke in January, here is why-
The 24 year-old striker made his name in the Football League in his three seasons for Carlisle United. He scored 32 goals in 77 games, which made League One side Bradford City swoop in for him in January 2017. He continued his goal scoring form in the division above, scoring 7 in 16 last season and 4 in 9 this season. This shows he has goals in him.
Wyke started his career with Middlesbrough but never made a senior appearance for his hometown club. In the years 2011 to 2015 he had 4 loan spells out of the Riverside at Kettering, AFC Wimbledon and 2 separate stints at Hartlepool United. He has scored 50 goals in 165 games to date.
Standing at 6ft 1inc, Wyke is a handful to League One defences and scores a variety of goals. He was a key man for Bradford last season and helped them get into the League One Play-Offs with his goals. The Bantams narrowly lost in the Play-Off final to Millwall, meaning Wyke has to wait, maybe just for another season, for Championship football. Bradford fans will be hoping he can continue his good form he has started this season with.
Wyke’s ability to carry on his goal scoring form from League Two to League One makes you think he can make the step up to the Championship. It would be another great story of players who have made the step up from the lower leagues. For example, like Rickie Lambert when he made the step up to the Championship with Southampton or Sam Clucas when he played in the 5 divisions of English football (National League to the Premier League) in 5 seasons.