HoundSnowflake Royal I'll stick my neck out and say I'll see how the first month or two goes before deciding which hill to plant my flag on and die over him.
I will say that if he significantly blocks opportunity for McIntyre, Holmes or Richards and isn't here next season I'm likely to be pissed.
boring fence sitting
If McIntyre, Holmes or Richards are better than him then they'll play instead. Or they should do anyway.
Well quite and to just re-iterate my point from earlier
In the 73 days between the Boro game on the 17th October and Swansea away on 29th December there are 18 games - or one game every 4 days - that time includes an international break.
Just in the 2 weeks between the 17th October and the 31st October there are 5 games - November is a bit quieter as there only 5 games in total that month before we hit December's run of 8 games.
There are 8 midweek games before the new year. I
Not signing another defender *this season* would be crazy as it all it takes is 2 CBs to get knocks pretty quickly and you are left with just 2 fit CBs, so a loan makes sense in the context of now - in a normal season, I would perhaps lean towards it not being needed - this year it is.