It'd also be unfair to Wood himself - get cover in and then play him when it's right to play him rather than rely on him. Let him learn when it's the right situation, and with experienced players alongside him, rather than pitch him in and hope for the best. Throwing him in there without support could really harm his development.
Not sure Gibson coming back is a good idea tbh, that’s just based on the idea of never going back to a prior club, The expectations and tolerances mean it’s often a waste of an opportunity.
its annoying as Ben Gibson would be just the sort of player we need, maybe if he becomes Benito Gibsona instead, the returning player hoodoo could be avoided. 😂