I miss Sam. He was one of the first to commit to the Cowley revolution and whilst he dropped off last season, we’ve never actually seen him with the benefit of a full pre-season. He struggled when he first arrived, became a key player with a great set piece, then suffered injury hell when we stepped up to League Two.
Let’s be honest, he never got going properly last season and clearly hasn’t been able to consistently offer his best to the club. This season looks like being a write off and in his absence, Harry Toffolo has seized his chance.
Is that enough to say we shouldn’t sign Sam on for another year?
I don’t think so. If the injury issues can be sorted out then I think there’s a shout for him having another year with us. Danny is a loyal manager and he knows the quality Sam has when he’s fit. If they can get him fit then he’d be able cover for Harry and would have a chance to rebuild his career and put himself in the shop window.