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7 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

It always, always depends on the legs. Nous can make up for that a fair bit, but given how many goals we seem to ship on counter attacks, I'd be very worried if any of our defenders got slower.

There's playing on, and there's being first choice. 15k pw or so for a third choice CB will be a problem...hopefully one we don't have to experience though, certainly could still be top notch by the end of his deal.

We've had some great older CBs in the past. Hopefully, as Ayala doesn't seem blessed with pace,  he becomes a Gayle/Moran type.

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Just now, pjt said:

What does he need surgery for??

Lateral knee ligament injury they think.

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1 minute ago, AJW said:

That could scupper move for left back though 

 

I think I could cope with Evans Johnson Buckley and Davenport for 6months more than I could Bell for another 6months

Have to factor Dack coming back into that middle 3 as well.  

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15 minutes ago, JoeH said:

Trav May require surgery. I’d get James Garner in on a six month loan now so we have cover, or fuck it and spend the £2m for Whiteman.

We were linked with Garner recently, weren't we?

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27 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

And we have.

I said it after The Kaminski signing. Not counting McBride and he is not a 1st team signing.

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28 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

Lateral knee ligament injury they think.

How months out?

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Think its a grade 3 tear for Trav. Looking at 3 - 4 months out. 

Need cover.

Evans is injury prone and Johnson doesnt have the engine to last the full 90. 

 

 

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Just now, Cherry Blue said:

How months out?

No word yet, but saying it may require surgery this time.

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Just now, callumrovers said:

Think its a grade 3 tear for Trav. Looking at 3 - 4 months out. 

Need cover.

Evans is injury prone and Johnson doesnt have the engine to last the full 90. 

 

 

Neither does Holtby 

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1 minute ago, davulsukur said:

Neither does Holtby 

Agreed, hes also not the same type of player. 

Dont think Buckley or Davenport is the answer either. 

Hope TMs got that data inputted into the recruitment system.

 

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8 minutes ago, callumrovers said:

Think its a grade 3 tear for Trav. Looking at 3 - 4 months out. 

Surely they wouldn’t know this already. Let’s not jump the gun.

Edited by Gavlar Somerset Rover!

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Charlton have received a bid for Macauley Bonne from a championship club, wonder who that may be?

Would be an interesting signing for someone.... 

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I thought there was a need for a cm even before Travis was injured! Not number 1 priority that's the defence but it isn't that pretty in centre midfield. 

For starters I don't think Johnson and Evans are that good. Evans often goes missing and Johnson seems to either have a good game or a shocker. Further evidence of our weak midfield is that throughout we've complained of players getting too much space and not being closed down. 

Debatable as their ability is, what's less contentious is their fitness. Holtby and Johnson seem gassed after 60 minutes and Holtby and Evans are pretty injury prone. Realistically even with Trav they struggle to make up the numbers for a whole season. Without him we're looking at the unfittest central midfield collection in Rovers history. 

I guess we have got Bennett and Rothwell who can slot in there but both seem to be needed (or used in Bennet's case as I don't like him as full back) elsewhere. And sure there are other big issues with the squad but if we want to compete for playoffs imo we can't get through a good chunk of the season with such poor quality cm. 

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Garner loan would be my choice to cover Travis. If we get a left back and there's still money from a potential Josh King transfer then I'd go for Whiteman. 

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Just now, Wegerleswiggle said:

Garner loan would be my choice to cover Travis. If we get a left back and there's still money from a potential Josh King transfer then I'd go for Whiteman. 

What is Garner like, barely played any senior football, any good?

Dont think that we will spend sell on fees on 2m transfers.

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22 minutes ago, Wegerleswiggle said:

Garner loan would be my choice to cover Travis. If we get a left back and there's still money from a potential Josh King transfer then I'd go for Whiteman. 

Travis' injury may actually help us get a loan like Garner, as it now means whoever we bring in is more likely to play.

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Losing Travis to injury is a big blow but our priority shouldn't change we need a left back asap.Bell nowhere near good enough

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I would expect to see Garner in during the next couple of days now.

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1 hour ago, Wegerleswiggle said:

Garner loan would be my choice to cover Travis. If we get a left back and there's still money from a potential Josh King transfer then I'd go for Whiteman. 

Im biased but BW and LT would be perfect central midfield partners.  A great investment and the best league 1 midfielder by a mile(imo) 

Come on Tony, get the chequebook out

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3 hours ago, AJW said:

That could scupper move for left back though 

 

I think I could cope with Evans Johnson Buckley and Davenport for 6months more than I could Bell for another 6months

And Holtby our best passer by far. I don't rate Davenport though.

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2 hours ago, Blue blood said:

I thought there was a need for a cm even before Travis was injured! Not number 1 priority that's the defence but it isn't that pretty in centre midfield. 

For starters I don't think Johnson and Evans are that good. Evans often goes missing and Johnson seems to either have a good game or a shocker. Further evidence of our weak midfield is that throughout we've complained of players getting too much space and not being closed down. 

Debatable as their ability is, what's less contentious is their fitness. Holtby and Johnson seem gassed after 60 minutes and Holtby and Evans are pretty injury prone. Realistically even with Trav they struggle to make up the numbers for a whole season. Without him we're looking at the unfittest central midfield collection in Rovers history. 

I guess we have got Bennett and Rothwell who can slot in there but both seem to be needed (or used in Bennet's case as I don't like him as full back) elsewhere. And sure there are other big issues with the squad but if we want to compete for playoffs imo we can't get through a good chunk of the season with such poor quality cm. 

Evans is very good, and out best run of 6 wins in 7 came with him playing. He reads the game brilliantly and defends well.

Johnson has been very disappointing.

I prefer JRC in CM.

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