Date: 22nd July 2011 at 7:44am
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No, I am not making reference to the 70s TV series, I am now making reference to what I have previously said I felt we needed player wise.

What are we lacking? – Here.

As a refresher, in a nutshell, to the above this is what I thought…

* A left back and right back – at a push a versatile full back that could play on either flank.
* We are pretty stocked, but assuming Moko goes then another central defender would not go amiss.
* Again we have decent numbers but another central midfielder would be handy.
* Wide right in the attacking area is something we need.
* A striker, a central striker at that is essential. Varney will play wide so Kitson and Kanu is never enough.

I have little idea on the full back(s) or central defender to be honest, perhaps at a push – albeit an unlikely, dare I even say it unwanted – Ibrahima Sonko could come back on a free if the money was right. Then again he will want to play, most of us would not want this though! That said we have the Jamaican guy on trial and Dean Leacock has been ‘linked’.

Options were split, and to be honest whilst still unsure myself, but Boss Hogg could be the most likely central midfield option. He will not get a look-in with Villa, then again why leave a premier league club as a squad player simply to join a championship one as the same! Keith Andrews is again being ‘linked’. Although this trail has gone Brian Howard could be one to watch out for?

The striker looks most likely to be Martin Paterson at this point, Burnley do not want to sell though but with a ‘reported’ £2.3m bid in for him will they change their mind… That said Gary Taylor-Fletcher has come into the mix too?

Despite pleas to the contrary Jason Puncheon could well be this wide man. Not as he is a scummer, but because it is ‘said’ that he has some attitude problems, I have reservations about him. Seems an ideal loanee as he comes in with a blaze of glory and then fades. Do we really want to pay money for that, have we not been done enough like that over the years with players of that ilk? If only Matty Taylor could come back, ‘links’ to our former star have been there but I think he is off to West Ham, if he has not signed already…

What say you guys?

What do you make of the names I offer up, do you have any of your own to share?

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