The finances always had to be right for this deal to happen in this window and were a long way off from that happening from what I was told Thursday.
What's the point in spending a million pound plus wages on a six month loan deal when we are not going to be either fighting relegation or fighting for the play offs.
Deal could still happen yet but I expect us to push hard for permanent transfer in the summer.
Ps whoever said Gibson had a medical over the weekend was talking utter cr@p
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. 😂