Aston Villa, Leeds and Forest strikers deserve a Premier League shot

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goal

Aston Villa, Leeds and Nottingham Forest stars among three Championship strikers who deserve a chance in the Premier League.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goalNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goal

Making the step up from the Sky Bet Championship to the Premier League is not always an easy transition and many players struggle.

Yet there are three strikers in the second tier who definitely at least deserve a shot in the top flight - but unlike forwards such as Dwight Gayle, Glenn Murray and Cameron Jerome, are yet to have been given that chance.

Britt Assombalonga, Nottingham Forest

Injuries have plagued the 24-year-old since a 2014 move from Peterborough United and those fitness concerns are probably why Assombalonga has not received a higher amount of interest from the top tier.

Yet the forward has scored at a record of around a goal every other game at whatever level he has played at and in 20 league starts this season has 14 strikes.

Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring their first goalAston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring their first goal

Jonathan Kodjia, Aston Villa

After scoring 18 times in the Championship during his debut campaign with Bristol City in 2015/16, Kodjia went one better after joining Villa with 19 goals in 2016/17.

Now aged 27-years-old the Ivory Coast international (who has four goals in nine caps for his country) is hitting his prime, which is perhaps why the Birmingham Mail reported Everton and Stoke City are interested.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Chris Wood, Leeds United

OK, admittedly Wood has had a (brief) chance in the Premier League before, playing nine times and scoring one goal for Leicester City in 2014/15.

However, his 27 strikes for Leeds this season prove that he needs a regular run to show what he is really capable of and clearly West Ham United have taken note, as according to the Mirror they are considering a move.

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