Agree with most of that Norpig but I suppose it depends as always on money and the club have already stated that they will not run the club unsustainably, so I don’t expect big wage players. That’s one reason why I doubt Dapo and John will stay. I’d obviously love them to but I just don’t think we can afford them permanently. I expect IE to look for tried and trusted players at L1 level, just as he did with Doyle, Sarce and Isgrove and probably look to bring in a few good quality loans as he did with Dapo and John this year. For me the likes of Gnahoua, Miller, Comley, Greenidge Delfouneso and Delaney can go and unfortunately, probably even Baps despite his excellent season.
We can’t have any sympathy shown here, just a business like approach. Of course we’ll have Denis Politic back to start with so for me that also puts a question mark over Isgrove. He’s done ok but hardly starred and I’m not sure he can go up a level. On gaps to fill, I’d actually look at bringing back Madine because he could be a good partner for Doyle, who isn’t an out and out striker, is ineffective aerially and can’t hold the ball up. Another possibility and a player I rate, is Michael Smith at Rotherham. I don’t know his contract situation but he’s certainly a good target man. If Wednesday are having a clear out, I’d also look at bringing back Barry Bannon, a really good midfield general which we’ve missed and I’m not sure Sarce is fit enough or fast enough to perform in L1. He was excellent yesterday but in honesty, how many times did he really perform? It will be an interesting Summer with lots of comings and going’s but I trust IE to get it right and have us challenging for promotion again next season.