From Despair To Where?Snowflake Royal With three decent left backs, plus a couple of RBs who can do a job, he doesn't have much of a negotiating hand.
Especially as we're still recovering from over spending and have deadwood to shift.
By 3 decent LBs, do you mean Richards who has struggled of late and Obita who is coming back from 2 years out injured and also out of contract in the summer?
And by 2 right backs who can cover, I presume you are including Gunter who is also out of contract in the summer and has been repeatedly criticised by certain posters on here as not being good enough for the past 3+ years?
Suddenly that wealth of options is looking a lot thinner going forward and it's currently Blackett's shirt to lose so he's hardly in the "deadwood" category.
Yep, I mean the Richards who started he season very well, the Obita who is a quality player and has contributed well when back since injury . Plus the Gunter who is plenty good enough as back up, arguably plays better at LB and Yiadom.
Not hard to talk to the players about extending. And easy to lean on Blackett with their presence. And we can always make a signing.