Wouldn’t we just love to have that echoing around The Valley. We’d all like nothing more than seeing Miles Leaburn make it big (no pun intended), but although physically he is strong, there have been too many examples over the years of young players being thrown in too early, despite what both Thomas Sandgaard and Ben Garner says.
Ben Garner will know what is needed and has inherited a physical aerial striker in Jayden Stockley, who does not suit Garner’s system, and in Garner’s words “a deconditioned” striker in Chuks Aneke, who already has injury concerns a week before the real business starts.
Then we have youngsters Miles and Daniel Kanu, who is less developed but does catch the eye when I’ve watched him.
Goals will get you out of this division, not passing out from the back, and despite an encouraging performance today, the lack of goal threat was the glaring shortcoming. A wide man who can get goals would also be nice.
We won’t be playing a side of Swansea’s quality every week, and this team is a work in progress, but more reinforcements are needed if we are to challenge for promotion in my mind.
Albie Morgan played well today, and I wonder if he will be chosen over George Dobson. I personally think that would be stupid, but Morgan is in the last chance saloon, and I hope he takes it.
I really enjoyed watching McGrandles, and the pace of CBT with support from Sessegnon down the left side was very promising. Jack Payne made a nice cameo and Wollacott also had a good game in goal. He will clearly be Garner’s no. 1.
More players needed, which I am sure will arrive. Today whet the appetite nicely.
We are T minus 7.