Top five: Underrated Premier League strikers

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Premier League strikers outside of the top five or six clubs don't always get the credit they deserve.

Often they'll pop up with important goals and play vital roles for their respective clubs, but they'll rarely steal the headlines or find themselves in contention for the Premier League's Golden Boot award because they're fighting battles either in mid-table or at the bottom end of the table.

But the fact is, all of these strikers could do a decent job for clubs higher in the league table.

5. Peter Odemwingie | Cardiff City

Yes, he carries a bit of baggage with him but Peter Odemwingie will score you goals.

The Nigerian has picked up three Player of the Month awards since arriving in the Premier League in 2010 - and could now have a major say in whether Cardiff City stay up or go down at the end of this season.

4. Gabriel Agbonlahor | Aston Villa

It's fair to say that we probably expected a little more of Gabriel Agbonlahor, but the rapid forward is still an invaluable asset for Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old has scored 63 Premier League goals in 251 matches - not bad for a player usually deployed wide left - and could yet fight his way back into the England squad.

3. Jay Rodriguez | Southampton

Rickie Lambert and Dani Osvaldo are the strikers everyone always mentions when talking about high-flying Southampton; however, Jay Rodriguez works tirelessly for his team and is also good for a goal.

Last season he bagged six goals and contributed eight assists - and at the age of 24, he clearly has a bright future ahead of him.

2. Steven Fletcher | Sunderland

Sunderland paid £12m to Wolves for Steven Fletcher, which initially looked excessive but has turned out to be good value for the Black Cats.

The 26-year-old Scotland international is an excellent finisher, immense in the air, while his hold-up play is also very impressive.

If Sunderland go down this season, he'll easily get another Premier League club.

1. Loic Remy | Newcastle United

France international Loic Remy is on the books of Championship side QPR, but is currently scoring goals on a regular basis for Newcastle United.

The 26-year-old is quick, tricky and he knows how to finish - both inside and outside the penalty area.

The Magpies will be keen to snap him up on a permanent deal, but bigger clubs will be sniffing around at the end of the season.

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