There are only three days before the transfer window closes. I think we all agree that we need another left back and a striker. In theor Danny Gabbidon and Jonathan Spector can play there bu for specialist positions like that we need two alternates. George McCartney hasn’t done anything wrong, but I am not sure he is the kind of class player we need there. Nicky Shorey still looks the most likely target, but I would also be happy with Matthew Taylor from Portsmouth.
As regards a striker, I just can’t see McCarthy or Anelka joining us and it’s difficult to see who else we’d want. I suppose we should remember that both Dyer and Ljungberg can play up front. Once Faubert is back in contention we’ll have three right sided players vying for one place, although Dyer can play anywhere across the middle.
It wouldn’t at all surprise me to see the club sign another tough tackling midfielder either.
As far as departures go, I can’t see any point in hanging on to Carlton Cole. I still think Pantsil is worth another try, but if he’s not going to be used, why keep him? And finally, I can see Hayden Mullins being included as part of the Shorey Deal.
Mystic Dale is putting away his crystal ball now.