Well that's not true, we're not trying to sign him onto a new contract, same as with Gestede. He's not in the Howson/Ayala bracket, he hasn't got a future beyond his contract. Sure he'd be in the team, just as Gestede has been in and out of it in the last couple of weeks. Neither of them have a future here and both would be gone were we able to sell. Pretty sure Shotton wasn't only nearly signing for Wigan in the summer just because he himself wants to get away.
Every club has deadwood, ask any fan of any Championship club and they'll give you a list of players they'd want to see shifted, it's just the nature of things. Shotton may yet have a role to play in our season if he can stay fit.
I didn't say Gestede wasn't a good professional, I just said Shotton was. Gestede's move just clearly hasn't worked out here where as Shotton has actually done well.
He is only really being mentioned as a potential transfer due to him wanting to move back to the midlands, for me it's a completely different situation