That gives us 19 senior players (excluding Baghuelou), two of those are on the transfer list with two more on loans that currently have less than two more weeks to run, with a third loanee on a longer deal. That leaves just 14 senior players fully committed to the end of the season. If Cook leaves we only really have Clunis as an option for right wing-back, and there's no alternative to Onovwigun as a defensive midfielder. Personally I call that "thin". The squad is very much in a state of flux and we have little margin for error on the recruitment front as far as I can see.I don't think our squad is particularly thin, just unbalanced.
Of those being considered to play we had Carew, Essuman, Banton, Thompson all outside the matchday squad v Thurrock and really only Baghuelou involved who isn't a regular.
Not sure whether Sol will supersede The Sheriff or complement him.Sol Pryce joins us on loan till end of season. Striker from Swindon Town who turned 19 yesterday. Another striker, interesting.
Still think we're crying out for a holding mid.
Agreed. I think Quade is the better option as a defensive midfielder - Onovwigun is a touch injury-prone and I think Quade is one of the best readers of the game in the squad. I always felt that Palace were wrong to move him to centre half, so it was quite nice to see an encouraging half an hour display as a no. 4 on Saturday.Not sure whether Sol will supersede The Sheriff or complement him.
I think Onovwigun and Taylor are both competent as relatively young holding midfielders but Kargbo was awesome in that role; his sheer presence and understated ball-playing efficiency won't easily be replaced. He was basically a harder version of Kevin James.
Banton came on a 1 month loan in the first week of December. It was extended for a second month with a view to signing him, but he hasn't started since the Bath game and the second month must be up after tomorrow. Sheriff's 1 month loan will end after tomorrow unless we extend it.Was that not Banton? Correct me if Im wrong
I always remember him spraying Mick McCarthy with champagne just as he opened his mouth to speak at a post-match interview. The comic timing was impeccable.I believe Gav and Mr Elokobi are still in touch. As someone who has watched him play for both Hamlet and Wolves I've got a lot of time for him. His injury record isn't great though which would be a risk financially.
I believe Jason Banton's loan is up today and that it is not being extended.Banton came on a 1 month loan in the first week of December. It was extended for a second month with a view to signing him, but he hasn't started since the Bath game and the second month must be up after tomorrow. Sheriff's 1 month loan will end after tomorrow unless we extend it.
I think it says more about his previous performances than it does about his Hampton one!I think that’s being extremely generous
Banton loan is over and not been renewed.Any news on the Sheriff's loan? Has Banton definitely gone back to Torquay (please, oh, please)?
What's happened to Erskine, too? Has he been binned? Ironically, although he clearly wasn't match fit, I thought his performance against Hampton was one of his best in a Dulwich shirt - it was rare to see one of our forwards taking a shot!