cheshiregreen wrote: Whatever happens next month, suggest our recruitment record needs to improve on the last window.
Players permanently signed
McCormick - injured and just one start in Papa John's
Ruddy - recruited to cover McCormick injury. Thankfully not needed in League games.
G Cooper - in and out side, influence on games and assists much less than in League 2 so far.
MacLeod - started well then injured for long spell. Jury out.
Nouble - enigmatic. Had some influential cameos other times hardly involved.
Reeves - not many starts. Career indicates he has some pedigree but apart from the volley v Lincoln has had little influence.
Camara - highest level he has played at. Drive and energy, but not yet the finished article. Suffered ignominy of substituted in less than 15 mins at Fleetwood.
Hardie - see G Cooper entry. Created chances for Jephcott but only hit net once himself in League.
Opoku - Generally OK but learning his trade would benefit from an experienced and organising defender next to him.
Watts - played most minutes of our outfield players. Started tentatively then had really strong sell. Last couple games looked like he too needed more experience around him.
Fornah - steady in CDM role. Tidy on ball, but, another learning trade in what is an out of form team.
Abraham - hardly made match day squad let alone team. Will be heading back to Craven Cottage soon.
Of the above guess you could make cases for Watts, Fornah, Opoku and Camara being positive additions although last three could easily fall into jury out category. Only one permanent signing in the group.
Jury out - time to come good and prove worth - Cooper, Nouble, Macleod Hardie Mccormick.
Disappointment/poor use of budget Abraham Ruddy and Reeves..
Or to sum up. RL has no idea of the standard of player required for league 1.