Two from West Brom in on loan
My phone was humming like a my dentist this morning at silly o’clock here in Key West. Early transfer activity at Sparrows Lane to calm us all down on transfer deadline day.
Both Sam Field and Jonathan Leko were hidden away in a hotel near Eltham last night as Steve Gallen put the final pieces of their season long loans into place.
Firstly Sam Field, a 21-year old box to box hard grafting midfielder. Strong, athletic and described as having a peach of a left foot. England international up until U20’s
Steve Gallen said: “He’s got a very good left foot, a good physique, he’s tall, quite elegant, athletic, he can play, he’s been at a very good club since he was a kid so I think everyone will recognise he’s a good player.”
Next to be announced was Field’s Baggies’ teammate Jonathan Leko. A year younger than Field. Looks a little more raw. He gives us pace and sounds skillful, but Bowyer will need to work on him, but potentially a useful addition to the way Bow likes us to play. An England International up to U19’s.
Steve Gallen said: “Lee and I have been saying the squad lacked a little bit of pace, so it was important we got someone like Jonathan in. Jonathan is very athletic, very quick, very strong. He wants to take people on, he wants to get after people.”
West Brom are overloaded with players and those not in the first team picture is the aisle we are shopping in. However Gallen is nothing but genned up on young talent.
That’s four loans now – Gallagher, Cullen, Field and Leko. Leaves space for one more. A permanent or two would be great, if as suggested Bowyer has a few quid of the Djiksteel money to use. More importantly we need no one leaving. At all.