Free agent Adam Matthews to sign
Looks as if Adam Matthews is the player Lee Bowyer wants as his right-sided defender to complete the final piece of this transfer window jigsaw.
Matthews was outstanding after he came in as a free agent last September. I also thought he was our best performer after lockdown. Unfortunately it says a lot about the current state of the game that he cannot get a contract at another club, but their loss is our gain and he will provide competition for Chris Gunter, remembering that the ex-Reading player can also play on the left side.
Gunter and Matthews can also be played further up the pitch too as wing backs, giving the option of a central defensive three.
That transformation of the squad that Bowyer and Gallen has put together in the time available is quite remarkable. The squad size is probably as big as 26 if I include youngsters James Vennings and Charlie Barker.
There is competition for places and cover for the obvious injuries and suspensions and there’s also plenty of leaders and experience in there too.