Couldn't agree more.
As for our current options, I believe the Midfield is the weakest part of our side. excluding Kieron Lee who has been out so long its fair to say we have no idea what type of player will come back if he even does, we only have Hutchinson who in his position in this league would get in most of the teams. He has been consistently good ever since Gray brought him to the club and even better since his return where he seems to have curbed his rashness and is playing higher up. If it wasn't for his injuries he would have played in the premiership I am sure. While we do need a backup to him (I'm not adverse to the Cattermole rumours to be honest) he would still be the first name on the team sheet in the midfield next year. And Captain !!!
The others in there are weird ones. Bannan is a lovely footballer and is capable of brilliance but his best form for us was on the wing and he isn't a winger. We also IMO look better without him in the side, Onomah and Hutch worked well last Friday. Past that, Abdi Pelupessy Jones simply aren't good enough. Reach is a funny one hes good but doesn't create enough for me. Aarons looked like what we needed but injury has hampered that, Boyd puts a shift in but his legs aren't there and Matias I am a fan of but he needs to play regularly as he gets better and more effective with a run in the side. But over his time here hasn't done enough through injury.
So overall there is only Hutchinson who I would not let go in the summer, the rest although id like to keep some of them I wouldn't be against them going at the right price as long as we can reinvest in people who will make more of an impact, ie wingers who create changes and a beast in midfield which we have needed for a while.