Sunday, 3 August 2008

Watson the cards for this week.....

The internet rumour mongers are all predicting Ben Watson's arrival this week which would be a welcome addition in my book.

Central midfield is still lacking the presence and drive of a Championship class midfielder, especially given Calderwood's preference for three in the centre. Watson's shown himself to be one of this league's rising stars and he is seemingly the right age and right type of plyer to slot another vital piece into the Championship jigsaw on trentside.

However while Watson would be welcome the Notts County friendly surely highlights the need for a back up keeper too. An able deputy for Smith is an absolute must - firstly to push him to perform at his best and secondly to make sure we aren't left with untried and young keepers who don't appear ready for the challenge.

There are other areas where more depth is needed but, for the time being, it seems the likes of Heath, Thornhill, Sinclair, Reid will quite rightly be given their chance to act as cover.

As things stand my guess is next week will line up be -





Subs - Perch, Breckin, Thornhill, Sinclair, Roberts

It'd be nice to get Watson and a back up keeper into that reckoning by the time the Sky cameras roll into town a week today.

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