As The Door Shuts…

The transfer window door shuts at 17.00 today. Clearly Alex has been frustrated by a number of clubs as he tries to bring in at least one extra striker.

He confirmed on SSN on Saturday evening that Dindane and Pavlyuchenko are not coming to Blues. He said that now his attention is to bring in a loan deal.

At the moment we can’t bring in a loan from the Premier League because we have our two, (Hart and Teemu). We could release one however to free up a slot. (Shouldn’t be too difficult to decide that one!) We could bring in a loan from abroad though and I think that’s more likely.

So who? There are absolutely no whispers about who it might be, so either it is being kept REALLY secret or there isn’t anyone.

If we are going to push on, we do need a striker – but in my opinion we also need a creative midfielder, a winger really with a bit of pace and who can deliver a cross. Also the left back position is still suspect. Liam has done really well there, but he isn’t a natural and we could do with sorting that.

Anyway, it’s going to be a fun day. Keep an eye on our twitter account and we will try and keep up to date with developments.

One thing is sure, even if we DON’T bring anyone else in – we have had a great season so far and we genuinely look safe now. You can be sure that the club will be active in the transfer market in the summer.

Kev

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2 Comments on As The Door Shuts…

  1. I’ve always had a feeling that we’d end up with Janko. Maybe a loan with a view to a purchase in the summer? Could be the surprise we are looking for, provided he has dropped his silly wage demands.

  2. I’m not exactly comfortable having a rant after the season we’ve had so far, particularly with McLeish having demonstrated sound sound judgement with some astute decisions in the transfer market last summer.

    Having said that, I can’t help but feel a little flat following the of the window closing without any further additions. Admittedly we’ve signed Michel but in truth that deal should have been done last summer. I don’t think either Jones or Babel would have been the right choice, especially at the fees and wages quoted but I feel Blues should have pushed the boat out to grab Pavlyuchenko and McGeady. I also think we should have done a deal for Boyd, who whilst there may be questions over his credentials in the Premier League he surely would have been worth a punt at the price it would’ve taken to bring him in.

    Like you Kev, I also would like to have seen a left back added but that requirement is less urgent. I just can’t believe we haven’t been able to do a bit of business in January. West Ham have signed 3 strikers today and whilst I wouldn’t necessarily want any of them at Blues we are still woefully short up front.

    I hope this lack of action doesn’t come back to bite us for the rest of the season. It’s no longer a case of just ensuring survival this season but rather finishing as high as possible. The higher we finish, the better quality of player we will be able to attract in the summer.

    Anyway, I’m staying positive and looking forward to a strong finish.

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