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The most important things Megson has to do for me is secure the services of Jermaine Johnson, Lewis Buxton, Neil Mellor, Rob Jones and get Danny Batth on a season-long loan.

Then decide if he's to keep any of the older, big earning fringe players.

Only then will we have any real indication as to where he'll be likely to look to strengthen.

I'd like to see two new strikers to allow Morrison and Heffernan to move on. More pace and a bit more youth in this position would be ideal. Think we have enough strength and ariel ability in Mellor and Madine already.

Allow Potter to move on and bring in a central midfielder to give us options. A midfield hard-man who will dominate the physical battle in midfield would compliment Miller or Coke. I'd keep JOC as a squad player.

Would like to see Sedgwick and Teale replaced, though I want to see Daniel Jones given a chance on the left side of midfield. Think Megson likes both Sedgwick and Teale mind, so we'll see. Another player as fast as JJ would be nice so we weren't so reliant on him as an outlet.

Happy with Buxton, Beevers, THE RADIATOR, Batth, Rob Jones, Reynolds, Michael Morrison, Semi and Spurr as the defensive unit.

Goalkeeper situation is fine - Weaver as first choice, ROD and Jameson as understudies.

So, 2 new strikers, a winger and a central midfielder for me (plus the contract renewals, loan extensions and permanant signings of current loans mentioned above). Don't think this squad is that bad - they've just not done it for whatever reason, though Megson is turning that around of late.

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Guest KennyLuntIsKing

If I were gary megson I'd be devastated at having ginger hair.

On a serious note I'd get rid of: Reynolds (won't happen), Hinds, JJ, Potter, Teale, Clinton.

Keep the rest, sign Mellor, 1 more striker, 2 wingers who are actually good, 1 CM, 1 CB. Got enough cover at full back with Spurr, Buxton, Semi, Jones

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Seems most of us agree with who to keep and release next season.

For me signing MELLOR permanent is priority.

Release or move on.....Sedgewick, Potter, Heffernan, C.Morrison, M.Morrison, Reynolds, Hinds, Teale.

keep the rest but try and add 3 or 4 new players. (Maybe batth, Jones, O'Brien or see who else is available if better).

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Guest domSWFC

Ideally would love to see us sign these:

Mellor

Bath - Season long loan

R.Jones

O'Brien

Hoskins

A fast winger or Striker - Hines on loan from West Ham or Lauri Dalla Valle from Fulham ?

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Ideally would love to see us sign these:

Mellor

Bath - Season long loan

R.Jones

O'Brien

Hoskins

A fast winger or Striker - Hines on loan from West Ham or Lauri Dalla Valle from Fulham ?

Just for the name! :biggrin:

Remember how people were saying we wanted Jennings from Tranmere, dunno what they saw in him, taken off before half time yesterday!

Agree with those names above, apart from Jones. Would like to see more of Joey though before we commit.

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Goalkeeper - Andy Warrington

Defence - Gary Cahill, Jamie McCombe, Steven Haslam, Chris Barker, Simon Marples

Midfield - Paul Green, Chris Brunt

Striker - Waide Fairhurst

Firstly we don't need a goalkeeper and Warrington :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Do you really think we could get Gary Cahill or Brunt?

Think defensively get Batth and Jones in on season loan if possible.

Midfield get in a winger with pace and a centre mid.

Signing Mellor up is top priority though and hopefully get another striker in and allow Morrison or Heffernan to move on.

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1. New contract for Buxton. First name on the team sheet and nailed on for Player of the Season afaic.

2. A Centre-back with experience and leadership skills. I presume Jones' loan is an audition for the job. He's looked decent so far, but I'd want to see him get back fit and play a few more games before signing him. Regardless, someone in his mould - big, strong, good in the air and a leader.

With the addition of an organiser there should be a decent enough back four somewhere in all the defenders we've got. Even assuming Hinds is released we could actually do with moving a couple of CBs on as we're ridiculously over-subscribed there (Morrison & Reynolds look the most vulnerable).

I wouldn't go for Baath - not because I don't rate him, but because I'd rather get our own players than loans where possible and I doubt Wolves would let him go permanently since they seem to rate him.

3. 4 new midfielders. Been the major problem all season (for the past 2/3 years actually!), so a couple of decent games shouldn't be allowed to hide just how bad we've been in this department. Need some pace/trickery/quality out wide and some energy/steel/creativity in the middle.

Release Connor, Miller & JJ - leaving us with Teale, Sedgwick, Coke, Potter & Palmer as backup/competition to the 4 new lads (and I'd move Potter on if possible).

4. Neil Mellor on a permanent deal (provided he maintains form & fitness for the rest of the campaign - never been any doubt about his ability imo, maintaining it through a full season has always been his problem).

After that you're talking about moving people on before replacing them since we have a very large squad, e.g.

5. Move Clinton Morrison on (been disappointing imo) and replace with a pacy goalscorer.

6. Replace Heffernan (on assumption he wants to leave in search of first team football - couldn't really blame him tbh).

7. Move Spurr on and bring in a new LB. Personally I think D Jones has the potential to be the player we need (he needs some coaching on his positioning though), but Megson doesn't seem to rate him and that would still leave us short on specialist cover if we do manage to get rid of Spurr.

And finally...

8. I'd play Buxton at CB, meaning we need a new right-back (not convinced by Otsemobor, and one RB isn't enough anyway).

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Firstly we don't need a goalkeeper and Warrington :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Do you really think we could get Gary Cahill or Brunt?

Think defensively get Batth and Jones in on season loan if possible.

Midfield get in a winger with pace and a centre mid.

Signing Mellor up is top priority though and hopefully get another striker in and allow Morrison or Heffernan to move on.

he said them because their wednesday ites.....

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Mellor would be high priority for me.

Then a center midfielder, maybe O'Brien.

Then a/2 wingers, JJ is more than capable but is injury prone and Teale, barring the past 2 games has been terrible of late.

Baath would be a great signing on a 1 year loan deal, if Wolves go down i can't see it happening though so we might have to shop about in that department. I'd give Jones a 1 year contract aswell.

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Weaver, O'Donnell, Jameson

Otsemobor, R Johnson, Buxton ( New Deal ) Reynolds, M Morrison, D.Jones

Sign: R Jones ( Free ), and bring in a new LB ( J Bennett from Ntm For is available on a free?)

Release/Sell: Hinds, Beevers, Spurr, Batth

JJ ( New deal) Miller ( New Deal ), JO'B ( Sign) Teale, Palmer, Coke

Sell/Release: JO'C, Potter, Sedgwick

Sign: A New Winger, Dean Cox, Myles Weston, Anthony Pilkington, JPM, Nathan Tyson, would be my suggestions.

And a ball winning midfielder- Someone similar to Osbourne, Marcus Bean has been suggested, Diagorouga (sp?)

Mellor ( Sign ), Madine

Sell: C Morrison/ Heffernan ( Either/or)

Sign a young prem fwd in on loan, in the Benik Afobe mould.

So to summarise;

Sell/Release- Hinds, Beevers, Spurr, Batth, JO'C, Potter, Sedgwick, Heffernan/C Morrison

Sign- R Jones, JO'B, Mellor, a new LB, new winger, and a young prem fwd on loan.

That should be the best squad in division on paper.

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