August 3, 2013
A fortnight ago I wrote this on our 25-man squad. Since then we’ve had a busy time! Chadli and Soldado in, Caulker and now Dempsey out. This leaves our 25-man squad as follows (* = home grown player):
As it stands, the following professional players (who are over the age cut-off and not on loan) will miss out:
Should we sign more players (and it’s very clear that we need to sign a centre-back), others will have to drop out of the squad. I would suggest that Gomes and Livermore are the most vulnerable, but offers will likely be considered for Parker and Huddlestone too. Personally I’d aim to upgrade on Naughton and Defoe, but would understand AVB sticking with them for continuity.