Five Areas Michael Appleton Will Surely Look at This Summer

Right Back


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I’m not suggesting a new right-back, but we do need cover there if TJ Eyoma returns to Spurs. I have a sneaky feeling we might get him back next season, which would be huge for us, but if we do not, then we need a player who can adequately cover Regan Poole. The problem is this: if you bring a loan player in, then he is expected to play a significant role. Look at Robbie Gotts – decent player, would have been massive for us in the latter part of the season, but wanted regular football.

We can’t afford to have a loan player in who is not playing, so I don’t know exactly where Michael goes with this. I guess the best option is a centre back who can cover at right-back. Given our injury situation, I don’t think it is beyond the realms of possibility that we bring in a fourth centre back. Either that, or we see Lewis Montsma trained hard at right-back over the summer. Why not? He has the right attributes, he gets forward, carries the ball nicely and he has a good delivery too.