I wondered what people think about how our midfield is shaping up? Of course, we aim to get rid of Ireland and Bannan. We will also be without N’Zogbia who is out injured for the time being. Towards the end of last season we played a settled midfield of Westwood, Delph and Sylla, and they were showing good skills and teamwork. It was these three that made it possible for us to play Weiman, Benteke and Gabby upfront the way we did. We now have two new arrivals Tonev (Midfield, possibly Right Wing?) and Bacuna who is an attacking midfielder and also can play as a winger! So if we continue to play with three up front, for the midfield that will mean any three from Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Bacuna and Tonev.
But how are we off for squad places? We have El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Herd, Johnson, Gardner and Carruthers. Personally, I would get rid of Albrighton, if he hasn’t done it by now, will another season make much difference. We have to move forward and Albrighton does not seem to have it for the very top. Don’t know anything about Johnson to comment. I think Gardner and Carruthers are definitely players for the future and El Ahmadi and Herd are not bad squad members, though I am indifferent as to whether they stay or go.
Should we add more to the midfield? Well I reckon we could do with an” enforcer” to provide competition for Sylla and Delph. And I wouldn’t mind, but do not think we will get it, but an experienced head in midfield (ala Barry / Parker) wouldn’t go amiss. However, overall I am pleased with where we are at at the moment. And next season, it could always go tits up again, but I think we are going to surprise a lot of people and disprove again the theory “you won’t win anything with kids”. UTV