The 3 strikers are cheaper options and deemed good enough to do a job in the championship. Mouloungui is not an option now, Carew was never gonna be a big scorer at Stoke, they just don't play that way, he did ok for Villa and would do a good job in the championship, he's big decent header of the ball, holds it up well, decent passer and can use both feet, he be used as a replacement for Cole rather than play with him. Forsell is another that would do a job in the championship, he did a decent for Birmingham and will run beyond Cole. Villa haven't moved for Cole coz they are trying to cut back on their high wage bill, same reason they won't go for Scotty.
We'll see tomorrow how things line up and how we look as a unit....2-0 to the Hammers.....COYI