NewCorkSeth To clarify my understanding of a few things:
1: Mannone loan is a loan to buy hence why I didnt include him. From my understanding they are obligated to buy him at the end of their season.
2: Joey van den Berg is also on a loan to buy deal.
3: I was hoping we would not discuss the obviously excellent loan players we have and focus on what position is a priority to improve. Let's assume for the purposes of this thread that none of the loanees return to us next season. That way we can identify where truly we are weakest.
Imo the glaring holes in the squad are at CB. Going into next season with only Moore as a senior player in that position is dangerous.
I think after that CM is a problem. With only Rinkmhota, Kelly and Meyler there (with the latter 2 certainly up for sale imo) it's a pretty key area to look at over the summer.
Agree CM has the biggest individual hole, and CM needs the most work.
Looking at this highlights just how much work there is to do. I think we need another two or three Academy Lads to step up and play 10-15 good games next season, even with 5 new signings
For far too long we've been relying on talent returning from injury and staying fit and it hasn't happened.
Just this season.