Six Winter Windows Analysed

Transfer Window 2020/21

Four in, five out

Credit Graham Burrell

Ins Regan Poole, Morgan Rogers (L), Cohen Bramall (DD), Max Sanders (DD)

Outs Alex Bradley, Ethan Ross (L), Zack Elbouzedi (L), Max Melbourne (L, DD)

Total appearances for permanent players – 257 (8) Poole 131 (4), Bramall 54 (2), Sanders 72 (2)

Total appearances for loan players – 28 (6) All Morgan Rogers

Total appearances & goals in window – 285 (14)

Players sold – One

This was a window where we perhaps needed a bit of something to get over the line, but once the window closed, we needed more. After the window, Bridcutt, Hopper, and Grant all had time on the sidelines, and it perhaps cost us an unlikely spot in the Championship.

We did bring in players who benefited us; Cohen Bramall sold at a profit, and Regan Poole became a stalwart of the side. We brought in 257 senior appearances, and whilst Sanders didn’t work out, the other two have to be classed as hits. The same goes for the loan – we only brought Morgan Rogers in, but he was good for us and, if anything, helped us stay in the top six.

I think it’s fair to say we were waiting for a striker (we being fans) but didn’t get one. Again. Hindsight (the injuries) make this a weaker window than perhaps it first seemed.

Average Permanent Player Return: 86 appearances, 3 goals

Average Loan Player Return: 28 appearances, 6 goals

Signing of the Window

Credit Graham Burrell

Window Rating: 75%