Registered On: December 25, 2013
Loan players must meet criteria such as experienced or incur virtually no cost to us.
Must have proven quality and no bad injury record. There must be no signing contracts which might force us to put the player concerned into the side irrespective of form. A get out clause in January.
So if this means very few loanees, recent history suggests that might not be such a bad thing.
Our own signings must: have no worrying injury record; they must be known to be players who care; players who are tough and know the division. At this point, I want real grafters more than anything else.
If we ain’t pretty next season, in the greater scheme of things – that cannot matter. We have to consolidate. No more brushes with the NL.
Ideally, we need a CB, two utility players, 2 CMs with presence and two forwards. If they have footballing skills – that would be rather nice but not essential. (Could we maybe bring in a tricky winger to make us all feel a bit better about what we are going to have to endure? – Probably not. Sigh.)
Using the above criteria, injury records would have to preclude Clarke, Brown and the outside possibility of re-signing KVV.