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48 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

Yeah no chance he's getting a pre-season then. Coming back that late into the year is going to be tough.

It will likely be near Christmas before he is anything like fully fit and then there is the worry in the back of his mind going into challenges. He may find himself out on loan come January to get his career back on track.

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@Borolad1876. Warnock did say he is off to watch Sunderland when asked about Wyke. He then added I might be watching Wyke or I might be watching someone else. So there could be some truth in the Hume rumour. 

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I imagine Wyke won’t be a target until Sunderland know which league they will be playing in.

Regarding Hume I believe he is out of contract this summer. Was looking a really good player, think he has had an injury of late and missed their run in.

We are also watching their keeper (Burge) who is out of contract as well. Not sure I would be happy with a massive influx of league one players.

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1 hour ago, Redcar Rioja said:

Reading some of the suggestions on here makes me nervous. I hope we are looking to sign first team starters and not back up players. There is no point in signing back ups to players that finished 10th in the Championship not unless we are looking to finish 15th next season! We need better than we have, not back ups to a sea of underwhelming bottlers.

It's all about balance though isn't it.

In an ideal world I'd love us to be able to sign better than what we have. But in certain positions come the summer we'll have no-one for those places (Wingers and Strikers*), so by that point anyone will be better than what we have! 😂

There's also a financial element too, how much would it costs us to sign players that are better than what we have in areas like the defence for example? Then in areas like midfield it's obvious NW has a very set preference when it comes to starters (Maybe Saville excluded), so realistically who is going to come in an replace those and at what cost?

*If Warnock gets his way.

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"Rotherham United's Michael Smith is someone who is thought to have impressed Warnock and ticks several of the boxes of what the boss is looking for up-top."

Worried next season will be an even tougher watch, can't say I've seen much of him like but average record and presumably a donkey type?

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Maybe we can now put that statue up of Downing which Pulis thought he deserved.

Albeit I don't think Steve quite holds Downing in such high regards as he used to

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Just now, TLF10 said:

Maybe we can now put that statue up of Downing which Pulis thought he deserved.

Albeit I don't think Steve quite holds Downing in such high regards as he used to

Doesn't even hold him in high enough regard to tell him the truth about his future when he signs a contract waiver, according to Downing. I imagine that feeling is, or at least was, more than mutual.

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3 minutes ago, LewisBoroPalfrey said:

"Rotherham United's Michael Smith is someone who is thought to have impressed Warnock and ticks several of the boxes of what the boss is looking for up-top."

Worried next season will be an even tougher watch, can't say I've seen much of him like but average record and presumably a donkey type?

If Smith signs i would imagine he would certainly be arriving as back up and not main striker.

Secondly 10 goals and 3 assists for the team that finished 2nd bottom in league imo is not the worst record.

Yes he wont get pulses raising but Kieffer Moore hit 10 goals for struggling Wigan last season and in a better team his return was better and we (whether people like NW or not) are better than Rotherham.

I am not for one second suggesting Smith will score 20 goals for us like Moore has for Cardiff but he would not be worst back up target man if that is what he arrives as given his numbers last season.

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13 minutes ago, TLF10 said:

If Smith signs i would imagine he would certainly be arriving as back up and not main striker.

Secondly 10 goals and 3 assists for the team that finished 2nd bottom in league imo is not the worst record.

Yes he wont get pulses raising but Kieffer Moore hit 10 goals for struggling Wigan last season and in a better team his return was better and we (whether people like NW or not) are better than Rotherham.

I am not for one second suggesting Smith will score 20 goals for us like Moore has for Cardiff but he would not be worst back up target man if that is what he arrives as given his numbers last season.

£1.2m is the figure being quoted so we'll probably get ripped for for £2m knowing us

 

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4 minutes ago, LewisBoroPalfrey said:

£1.2m is the figure being quoted so we'll probably get ripped for for £2m knowing us

 

Absolutely no chance I would be paying that. He is 30 and has 12 months left on his contract i read. Defo needs to be a 6 figure sum and not 7 figure sum.

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41 minutes ago, TLF10 said:

If Smith signs i would imagine he would certainly be arriving as back up and not main striker.

Secondly 10 goals and 3 assists for the team that finished 2nd bottom in league imo is not the worst record.

Yes he wont get pulses raising but Kieffer Moore hit 10 goals for struggling Wigan last season and in a better team his return was better and we (whether people like NW or not) are better than Rotherham.

I am not for one second suggesting Smith will score 20 goals for us like Moore has for Cardiff but he would not be worst back up target man if that is what he arrives as given his numbers last season.

Thats what I thought. He scored more than any of our players (just) in a team so bad they got relegated.

If Warnock can sort our team out to provide something approaching decent service, he could be a good acquisition. Or at least as good as we can expect if we're rebuilding on a tight budget.

 

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