Pretty much agree with all of that.For us, we have:
OUT OF CONTRACT:
Paul Rachubka(GK). Been generally decent backup to Ben Garratt. I think he's earned himself another year, but it all depends on whether we can rid of Scott Shearer or not.
Matt Tootle(RB). Player of the year winner for 13-14, hasn't played for the first team since October in 14-15. I think he's gone this summer, not that great a player anyway, despite his award.
Anthony Stewart(CB, RB). Garbage signing. Never given a proper chance granted, but those chances he did get, he didn't show anything of note. Get Rid I think.
Jon Guthrie(CB). Not everyones cup of tea, but despite being treated terribly by the management he's been solid when deployed as the LCB in a 3 man defence. I think he's worth keeping, more to come from him I think.
Anthony Grant(CM). Keep, keep, keep. I expect he'll leave as no doubt we'll be unable to match his previous contract terms, but we must at least try and keep him. Would be huge for us if he signed a new deal.
Ryan Colclough(LW). Keep him please. Whilst he's had several off field issues including 2 arrests and a number of injuries, he seems to have put that behind him and does have potential. Hopefully his dad doesn't cause too many problems and we can get him signed up for next season.
Vadaine Oliver(ST). Terrible signing, let him go. Bottom half L2 player at best.
LOAN DEALS EXPIRED:
Alan Tate(CB). I do hope we try and get him back, his experience when he played was one of the main reasons we stayed up this season. We need a leader in that defence and Tate is as good as we can hope to get. Would be a massive mistake to not try and sign him.
Greg Leigh(LB). Steady consistent player. Won't win you many games, but doesn't cost you many either. 6/10 performer every week and we need that. If possible, I would try and get him on a season long loan from Man City.
Jamie Ness(CM). Showed glimpses of something between December and February, but before and after that, he was rubbish. I wouldn't try to get him back personally.
Nicky Ajose(ST). Started his loan spell off really well, scoring 8 goals in his first 11 games. But is now on a 15 game scoring drought. Very limited player, finishing isn't all that good. I doubt we go back for him in the summer, need a more consistent finisher.
Uche Ikpeazu(ST). Good at the back end of last season, average in his 2nd spell, god awful in his 3rd. I hope thats the last we've seen of him, not been great for us.
GK: Scott Shearer, Ben Garratt
RB: Ollie Turton(CM too), James Baillie
CB: Harry Davis, George Ray, Perry Ng, Toby Mullarkey*, Joe Kearns(RB too)
CM: Liam Nolan, Chris Atkinson, James Jones, Joe Howell*
LW/RW: Brad Inman, Billy Waters, George Cooper, Liam O'Neill*
ST: Marcus Haber, Lauri Dalla Valle, Callum Saunders, Fraser Murdoch, Andre Brown*
* scholars who have been offered professional contracts and will likely sign them.
Of that lot, get rid of Shearer as a high priority. Try to get rid of Inman and Nolan too I think, need to clear the decks. Then go after a LB(Leigh), a CB(Tate) and a CM if Grant doesn't sign. Add in Rachubka as backup goalie, Guthrie as an extra CB which gives us the option of going to a 3-5-2, Colclough as another guy upfront and hopefully Grant to give us some bite in midfield.
Then Davis has to decide if he needs another body upfront or does he roll with Cooper, Saunders and Murdoch to support Haber, LDV and hopefully Colclough? I think what we need is an evolution more than a revolution, plus greater trust in his academy lads, especially those upfront. We have the likes of Cooper, Saunders and Murdoch, now is the time to look to them and see if they can be good enough.
It would be nice to ship McLean and Sheehan on, as both are on massive wages (£10,000 per week between them). I think Sheehan will stay, but I do think we'll offer McLean a deal - just whether he'll take it or not.
No wonder you got relegated with that squad, ChristName Position Status
David Forde (G) Under Contract
Shaun Cummings (D) Under Contract
Mark Beevers (D) Under Contract
Jake Goodman (D) Under Contract
Dylan Casey (D) Under Contract
Sid Nelson (D) Under Contract
Josh Siafa (D) Under Contract
Callum Webb (D) Under Contract
Niall McManus (M) Under Contract
Shaun Williams (M) Under Contract
Lee Martin (M) Under Contract
Ed Upson (M) Under Contract
Jack Powell (M) Under Contract
Ben Thompson (M) Under Contract
Keaton Wood (M) Under Contract
Lee Gregory (F) Under Contract
Paris Cowan-Hall (F) Under Contract
Aiden O'Brien (F) Under Contract
Jamie Philpot (F) Under Contract
Jordan Archer (G) Loan Expired
Jos Hooiveld (D) Loan Expired
Dan Harding (D) Loan Expired
Michael Tonge (M) Loan Expired
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (F) Loan Expired
Denzel Gerrar (G) Expired
Tom King (G) Expired
Alan Dunne (D) Expired
Dan Shittu (D) Expired
Justin Hoyte (D) Expired
Matt Briggs (D) Expired
Nick Bailey (M) Expired
Martyn Woolford (M) Expired
Nadjim Abdou (M) Expired (Will resign)
Angel Martinez (M) Expired
Richard Chaplow (M) Expired
Carlos Edwards (M) Expired
Sofiane El Bekri (M) Expired
Magaye Gueye (F) Expired
Ricardo Fuller (F) Expired
Stefan Maierhofer (F) Expired
John Marquis (F) Expired (may resign)
Wouldn't surprise me if Mowbray went after Bailey
Sheehan signed for £100 more than he was on at Notts, so that's absolute bullshit Firthy. You just keep pulling wage numbers out your arse though.