With his contract running down, Bristol City have decided to give up the fight and let Maynard go. Now whilst the guy will be available at a bargain basement price, is that a good enough reason to sign him? He's not exactly setting the Championship alight is he?
His career goals per game ratio is hugely impressive but he has been doing the business against crap defences and I've seen nothing to suggest that he can reproduce it in the Prem. Let's face it, at 25, if he was good enough, he would have got his chance by now.
Any number of scouts have looked at him over the past 3 or 4 years and no bid has been forthcoming. Just because he looks cheap, that's not a reason to buy him. Leave him to QPR and Fulham I say. He looks like a typical Fernandes signing to me - bargain basement but headline grabbing nevertheless.
Would he be any more effective than the host of forwards already in the Bush? I very much doubt it. But if Warnock and Fernandes get this wrong, Maynard could do a decent job for them in the Championship anyway. On the other hand, we need to plan for a Premiership future!